PBS Newshour 8/16/2010
I learned something from an Executive Secretary, if you feel swamped schedule your day. Which applies to more than just internet life.
Her examples (computer):
- At work: ONLY check eMail on arrival, 1:00pm, just before leaving for the day
- At work: Browse the WEB during lunch (1hr for her)
- At home, workdays: Check eMail during breakfast (just in case something needs doing that day), no WEB browsing
- At home, weekends: Check eMail once a day ONLY, and limit WEB browsing to ONE day, for a few hours, both AFTER dealing with family needs
- At home: Go off-line when you do NOT need to use the internet (something I suggested)
NOTE: There is a way to go off-line WITHOUT powering-down your broadband modem/router.
- Open Network Connections
- Right-click your broadband-connection as listed and select Properties
- In the General tab, ensure BOTH checkboxes at bottom are check (makes Connect Icon visible in Taskbar Tray at ALL times)
- Exit back to Network Connections dialog and left-click + drag your broadband-connection to desktop and make a shortcut (you can move or copy this anywhere, like your Quick Launch bar)
- To go off-line: Right-click the Connect Icon and select Disable
- To go online: Use your broadband-connection shortcut, which will enable the connection