One hundred years ago, all writers had were fountain pens and sheaths of papyrus. At least, that’s what I imagine. Somehow, Tolstoy still got it done. It makes me feel slightly guilty that I need a horde of apps to get what I need to done. Then, I remember Tolstoy’s brain did not have to contend with Facebook’s marketing team.
Also, let’s face it. I’m no Tolstoy. These are the things I need to get it done, so I’m using them.
RescueTime–This page records what I’m doing on all three of my computers. It calls me out when I think I’ve spent less time on social media than I have. I can set goals and block websites. Mainly, I use though to see what I’m really getting done. (You may be able to use it on your phone too. I took social media off my phone a year ago. I’m not responsible enough to have it there.)
Cold Turkey–I used this to block websites that my fingers click on before my brain can stop them. Cold Turkey stops them. I believe Rescue Time will do this too. I had Cold Turkey first and have website nemeses blocked together already. I bought the ‘bundle’ so I could set it up on all of my computers.