Personal Productivity Vs Impulsive Web Browsing

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Changing habits to be more productive #1 ” Impulsive Web Browsing”

It is a worthwhile exercise to be aware of our daily habits and behaviours, evaluate them to see if they are conducive to our aims and objectives, and if not – change them!

One habit that many people have is “impulsive web browsing” the act of stopping what they are doing or supposed to be doing and opening their web browser when a thought or idea occurs to them. The problem with this is that it’s just too big a distraction when looking up answers to questions or thoughts online when they come to mind. It’s too easy to get sidetracked and be taken away from the task at hand. Therefore in order to not get sidetracked and to stay focused, develop the discipline of simply jotting down your thoughts or questions on a desktop notebook, scratchpad or stick note, and doing your online search and everything that comes from that when you are next online. Some people have browsing time actually in their daily planner.

Next steps

  • If you are using ABT’s habit changing handbook then you should consider adding this behaviour to page 12 and following the guidance for changing this impulsive behaviour into a helpful habit.
  • All about ABTs habit changing handbook “The Habit Journal“.
  • You can also buy your own copy from Shopify, just follow the link from that page.


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