This week’s Mini Marshmallow features one of the most helpful writing tools I’ve ever encountered.
Cold Turkey (getcoldturkey.com) is a programme you can install on your computer to block distracting sites so you can get to work.
You enter the sites you want to block and for how long, and then activate the programme. That’s it.
What I especially like about Cold Turkey is that it’s very kind to you if you forget and visit a blocked site. Instead of a harsh reminder, you’re presented with a pleasant outdoor scene and an uplifting quote. Here’s the one I just got:
‘Either you run the day or the day runs you.’
– Jim Rohn
Am I ready to get back to work or what?
If you use a Mac, there’s a similar programme called Self Control (selfcontrolapp.com).
We’re human. We have days when it’s harder to focus than others. Procrastination doesn’t mean we’re bad, wrong or lazy. It just means we need a little extra help getting to work. That’s all.
Happy writing and until next week,
Questions? Suggestions? Feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.