Web browsing challenge
If you’re like most people, you might start your day pretty productive — working on Slack, completing a few work tasks, catching up on emails. But somewhere along the way, you suddenly find yourself shopping on Amazon or watching pointless TikTok videos.
If you struggle with surfing the web and staying focused online, you’re not alone. It’s tough to stay on track when the internet is literally a platform to information galore. Remember that browsing the web can become a destructive habit, and it can completely kill your workplace productivity.
Here’s a quick challenge to keep you focused when your tempted to browse new baking recipes:
- Don’t use the web while you’re working. Yes, you read that right. I know, everything we do now is online. So pull up Slack, jump into your work platforms, and stop when you get there. Don’t pull up another browser and don’t start using the web. If you really need to look something up, try using a dictionary, they still contain words used today. This might sound dreadful, but it will make you focus on your work way more than before.
- Separate your work time from your free time. Set aside a block of time (let’s say two hours) in your workday when you know you’re only working. When you’re on an official break, that’s when you can check your social media and browse the web. Wait until it’s your personal time and don’t browse while you work.
Give this challenge a shot for three days and pay attention to what happens. How did your work day go? Let us know if you were able to work more efficiently by dropping us an email.