• Jamie WilsonJamie Wilson, over 7 years ago

    Was it difficult for you to do that? Did you make specific rules for yourself about work hours or giving up specific habits, etc?

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    • Ryan MackRyan Mack, over 7 years ago

      I don't think setting rules is a sustainable solution. You have to want to do things not in front of a screen.

      Now that you're aware of this problem, it'll be much easier for you to focus on it and simply not do it. If you're about to habitually pull your phone out of your pocket to see if you've got any emails, don't. Do something else. Do your other hobbies or things you've been wanting to do that don't involve being in front of a screen. If anything, just sit and ponder. We don't much of that anymore.

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    • Cole TownsendCole Townsend, over 7 years ago

      It wasn't a function of setting rules. It was really that I recognized I was spending time on work when I should have been spending time with them — or I was being distracted by work when I was with them to put it another way.

      It was more a scheduling and time-blocking problem to be honest. Since I freelance I can work late nights weekends, etc. That doesn't mean I can't have a real schedule as well.

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