Freedom Talk: Habits, Tips, & Tools

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At Freedom we are lucky to have many of our users write about their experience. From tweets to published articles – the Freedom community is buzzing with productivity strategy, advice, and experiments for a more focused, fulfilled life.

Whether you need tips for working from home, an extra hour in your day, or help fighting your FOMO (fear of missing out), these articles have you covered. It’s not just about blocking sites and apps, it’s about making time for things that matter. These articles kept us inspired and learning and we hope they do the same for you! Read more

How Freedom Is Making a Difference

 

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At Freedom we are lucky to have many of our users write about their experience with Freedom. From tweets to published articles – the Freedom community is buzzing with productivity strategy, advice, and experiments for a more focused, fulfilled life. They certainly keep us inspired and motivated, so we figured we might share a few of our favorites in the hope that they will do the same for you. Read more

6 Steps to Block Distractions Across All of Your Devices

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Digital distraction is perhaps the most persistent and pervasive distraction we face. Not only does it beg for constant attention with beeps, buzzes, and click-bait headlines, but it tends to invade our lives daily through multiple channels. Laptops, desktops, smartphones, tablets, wearables – the list continues to grow. Even when we restrain ourselves from opening messages or checking notifications, the allure of the relentless unread message icons, notifications, and message previews on all of our devices can be a distraction in itself.

When creating Freedom, we knew that as our reliance on devices continued to grow, blocking distractions on your computer or browser was not going to be enough. In order to truly be distraction free, you would need a software that worked across all your devices. Read more

How to Block Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram on Your Computer

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By now, we all know that Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram often steal away our attention when we need it most.

I mean who wouldn’t want to bask in the social praise of friends and family when you have a thesis to write, or to scroll down your Twitter feed only to find that BuzzFeed has a quiz that can tell you how old you are based on inkblots. These simple, flashy distractions always seem more appetizing to our brains when serious or potentially monotonous tasks are hanging over our heads. And to be fair it’s not entirely our fault – our brains are wired to seek out this kind of distraction.

You can try to shut distractions out by yourself, but realistically a lot of us could use a little extra help when it comes to maintaining our focus.  So instead of depleting your limited self-control reserves, let Freedom do most of the heavy-lifting by blocking distractions until you’ve accomplished what’s important. Read more

3 Ways to Use Freedom to Be Productive and Mindful

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FREEDOM. Maybe you had a friend recommend us, or maybe you read about our Raleigh-Durham startup. You might have seen the occasional tweet “Going dark for the next 3 hours to get some writing done #amwriting @Freedom.”  Or maybe your only association with Freedom involves bald eagles and American flags.

But what exactly is Freedom and what does it do? (For more about “why” and “for whom” we built Freedom, see our Manifesto.)

With the launch of the Freedom platform, we no longer see ourselves as just an app to block the internet. We give you control to block specific websites, apps or the entire internet when and where you want. It’s a platform that works across all your devices and provides that rare, quiet, focused space that allows you to THINK.

Here are some of our favorite ways that you can use Freedom to stay zoned, productive, and focused on what matters most. Read more

How to Be More Productive in the Afternoon [Video]

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We read and hear a lot about morning ninjas. You know, those stories and recommendation lists that make us feel kind of inadequate and guilty: “…then I wake up at 4am, run 5 miles, meditate, do some core workouts, write my blog, write a new marketing plan, review my goals for the day, eat a handful of organic berries...at office by 8:00…”  

Most of us try to do our best and yeah, could probably optimize our mornings. But what about the long stretch of the day from 1pm to 5pm or so?

We’ve heard from many Freedom users that afternoons are when they struggle the most to stay focused and create their best work.

Here’s a video we put together about how Freedom can help you make your afternoons more productive.  [Running time 1:39]

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