I’ve recently had to deal with the reoccurring issue of having games installed on the same PC I use to do work. Kristen Nicole has a good article on BloggingTips.com that provides some tips on how bloggers can be more efficient when it comes to writing from home. I write most of the content for this website from home, on my desktop PC. Unfortunately, games such as Battlefield 2142, QuakeLive, etc are also installed on the same computer. These games are pretty fun to play and I’ve already wasted a few workdays this year playing games instead of writing content. So the other day, I’ve finally realized that I’m not responsible enough to work on the same PC that has my favorite games installed on it so, I removed the games. A drastic move but one I had to make so that I am not even tempted to launch the game instead of type away at the keyboard. So far, it’s worked. I’d like to build myself a computer that is for recreational use but I don’t have the space or the money yet.
Now I need to find a way to ban myself from YouTubes related video section and I’ll be super efficient! Just kidding of course.
When it gets close to exam time, my wife sometimes has me block sites on the router. Since she doesn’t know how to change it back, it helps stop her from getting distracted.