As I am now fully working from home, break and hot beverage breaks are totally different. No more breaks where you can talk with colleagues, no more “forced” break to eat croissants 🥐. I am not really good to take a real break for few minutes not in front of my computer.
Usually, I go to some websites like twitter or Linkedin to check some news, but it can be unmanageable. To help me focus, I have decided at the beginning of the year, to put several actions in place.
Block some websites during working hours.
Those website did not provide me a lot of useful information, so I have decided to block them during working hours, and If needed I can still check them after those hours. This helps me a lot to stay focuses on my work.
here is the code to do so:
My computer for work is under Ubuntu, so this is how I run automatically this file. In your terminal
1 crontab -e
It will open the file and I have only added this line
1 45 7 * * MON-FRI /usr/bin/python3 ~/desktop/python_website_blocker.py >> ~/cron.log 2>&1
It means that each morning at 7:45AM my ypthon file which is called
python_website_blocker.py will be execute.
Still need/want to read technical articles
Really easily, I selected some interesting authors, or blog, take their RSS feed link and use Feedly to read all my articles without any distractions.
I am really happy with those decisions, and feeling really less guilty at the end of some days!