Startup tip #19 Disconnect from the internet for a couple hours/days/weeks.

My internet was down for a couple of days. I was amazed at how much productive work I got done.

The internet is a great tool but it also creates a lot of noise and distraction. I don’t know about you but the easiest way I find to deal with it is to disconnect – or else there is always another page/email/post/comment/tweet/status update to look at.

One of Tim Ferris’ classic distraction minimising techniques is to stop his email receiving automatically and to only check it once a day. This works for me (but I check it more often).

(Extra Reading: Why too much information is actually detrimentally to our thinking and decision making.)

How do you deal with internet distractions?

Try disconnecting. What can you accomplish?

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