Unprocrastination challenge: Check-in #1

So the "unprocrastination challenge" is in full swing. Here's what I've learned so far:

  • The Block Focus extension is quite good at keeping me from dallying on social media. It's a good reminder to put my focus back to what it is that I am doing.

  • I've been using the full Pomodoro 25 minutes rather than 5 minutes, as this is something that I'm used to. Unfortunately here's a little more resistance at certain points of the day to not start up another round. So I need to get myself to not be so worried about blocking things for a spell and just do the work.

  • Once I manage to get myself focused it's tempting for me to lose focus when I have to wait for something to complete. I need to remind myself to stay focused, and at the very least pull something off of my next actions list instead of letting the internet at large satiate my boredom.

I've not been nearly as diligent as I should be with this whole exercise, but there are clear ways for me to improve. I think I can make it work.

More later as the month progresses.