How I Use Freedom to Block Distractions So I Can Do Deep Work

I use a lot of apps to be more productive, but one shines above the rest.

This year I started using the Freedom app to help me fight distractions while I work and it’s been a game-changer for my focus.

Here’s how you can use Freedom to protect your focus…

But first, what is Freedom?

Freedom uses a VPN to temporarily block your network connection to websites & apps that steal your attention.

It takes self-control out of the equation.

Step 1: Add Freedom to Your Devices

One of my favorite things about Freedom is I can’t escape it by switching to a different device. It works on everything.

I have Freedom on my:

  • Computer
  • Phone
  • Tablet

When I start a focus session, distractions are blocked EVERYWHERE.

Step 2: Create Your Block Lists

Freedom has predefined lists you can block. But you can customize them to your liking.

The big distractions I wanted to block were:

  • Social Media
  • Email
  • YouTube

And, yes, this also blocks the app versions of these sites too!

Step 3: Create Your Routine

I use Freedom throughout the day to do 25-minute deep work sessions.

But my most important block of time each day is my morning routine. So, I’ve created a recurring routine that blocks everything until 7:00 am.

If I try and go on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, or some other site or app on my list during a session, I’m met with this:

Step 4: Enjoy Freedom

Since I’ve started using Freedom I’ve

  • Gotten more done each day
  • Felt less frazzled
  • Been more focused

As I said, it’s a game-changer for deep work.

I found Freedom so useful, that I purchased a lifetime plan.

But you can try Freedom for free to see if you like it.

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