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How often in a day do you find yourself mindlessly scrolling on Facebook when you could be doing something more productive, like work or sleeping? What exactly is it that we are all so enthralled by? Or is it just a habit we can’t seem to break. Some research even suggests that Facebook addictions trigger the same part of our brains as cocaine.
So how do you break the habit? Well, have you ever thought about asking yourself why you open Facebook as often as you do? It’s a good idea and luckily, that’s exactly what the Focusbook Chrome plugin does.
Not only that, it will lower a blue overlay on your news feed so you only have a few seconds to get your stalking session in before it forces you to return to reality. Well, you know, unless you get sick of it and open the app instead.
For anyone who is serious about cutting back on the amount you’re distracted by Facebook during the day, then Focusbook is certainly a good way to get the ball rolling.
It’s better than the average Facebook blocker because it actually makes you think about why you’re so prone to opening the social network, which in turn shames you into doing it less. Tough love FTW.
Via Product Hunt
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