I have done so very many things today. Except one. I have not studied. I tell myself I will. I need to make progress on this, and still I find myself doing EVERYTHING else. It has all been productive in some manner or other, which is of course, not bad since I'm still moving forward doing things in my life that I need to get done and out of the way. This does not change the fact, however, that I am procrastinating and rationalizing at the same time, avoiding my stack of papers, my assignment, my books.
I need Self Control. Yes. Self Control is now something that you can download, helping you to crack the whip a little on yourself if you, (like me,) are sometimes prone to internet distraction during times when you are really, actually TRYING to do something a little more important!
Basically, it allows you to blacklist certain sites that you find yourself wasting time on. You set a timer (presumeably the amount of time you plan to work, undistracted, before taking an intentional study/work break,) and then you hit start. I don't think there is a way to stop it once you've started, which in this case is probably key... but I'll comment further after I've given it a spin. I'm hoping it will help me to be a little more focussed during my study-time.
So, for now while I go procrastinate a little more by doing some oh-so-necessary grocery shopping (I've convinced myself I'll be saving myself time from going tomorrow by going today instead,) I'll be downloading a little Self Control. Hey look, it's even multitasking if I download while shopping, right? Isn't it? *sigh*
At the very least, since my studies rely on internet access, (meaning I HAVE to be at my computer,) it will stop me from ahem, "accidentally" wandering off to facebook, email, blogs, and so on. And, given that I've pretty much taken care of all other possible forms of 'productive procrastination' available in the house today, I suppose that means there will be nothing other than studying with this new tool assisting me, tomorrow.