Need to be a little more disciplined with your attention but find yourself easily distracted by your devices? Let me introduce you to “Monk Mode.”
It’s exactly what it sounds like…it’s based on taking a break from all the digital distractions and getting into a deep focus mode. Of course this isn’t a new concept, but it is taking off on social media (ironically?).
And there’s a few apps to help you achieve ultimate “monk mode”:
- The Freedom app, which allows users to block specific social sites or turn off internet access entirely, has 2.5m+ global users.
- FocusMe lets users customize their website blocking (you can block all of Facebook with the exception of one group, for example).
- Cold Turkey claims its website blockers are nearly impossible to break.
And for those who simply can’t survive without a touch of gamification, Forest lets users plant trees — both real and digital — each time they meet their focus goals.