• Jimmy HookerJimmy Hooker, over 3 years ago

    Blocking websites that I was checking far too often has been the single best decision I've made in a long time. I feel way more at ease, much more focused, and have started reading far more actual books.

    I realized in hindsight I was compulsively consuming information around the internet, just reading constantly. Much of it was substantive, but ultimately it made me way more on edge (especially the news). I saw a quote recently that said something to the effect of "Our ability to know things has not kept pace with our ability to deal with this knowledge". This is profoundly true.

    Anyway, things like editing your hosts file or using Self Control App are great for your computers, but I would always just jump on my phone. One app that helped was AdBlock. I just created a custom block list for websites I was visiting too much (the ad blocking was a side benefit). I'm sure other similar programs can do the same. I recommend it.

    2 points