Originally Posted by jennytg3
I dont suppose there's a magic solution. I try and keep it time-windowed, like checking my email. I can only suggest trying different things out, see what sticks. Perhaps try just doing an hour at the end of the day when its unlikely to run away with all your time (unless you dont want to go home, that is). Or maybe stick a timer on and race thru as many as you can in 10 miuntes then quit and come back an hour later.
I use a windows program (Tweetdeck) to look after the social media, which I can just close and avoid any notifications, rather than going to the site. That seems to help me avoid getting sucked in to the internet.
With internal systems you have, I guess theyre just like phone calls, you either answer them or not - and the more you do the greater the expectation you will in the future. In most programmes you can turn off notifications, so I would do that asap. Other than that, I guess its just the mental toughtness to ignore the noise and focus on the important stuff.