Sometimes it feels like I blog only when I can’t sleep. Maybe that’s why these posts lack content.
The number one way, to quote the Recurse Center Manual: Avoid distractions.
iOS has a feature that can be co-opted to help you do that. It’s called Guided Access. You can use it to restrict yourself to a certain app. This forces you to avoid multitasking, which doesn’t seem to work well anyway.
I use it:
- whenever I’m reading,
- writing (in GoodNotes)
- practicing Chinese
- sleeping (I restrict access to my alarm app, to prevent impulsive late-night phone use)
If you’re brave, have a friend set the passcode. Then you have to prove you did something productive for them to deactivate it.