With one sec, you can save weeks of time every year!
My goal with one sec is to help you use your time more wisely. More intentional. Live more. Scroll less. Don’t spend all that time to be productive. Take breaks, recover, do things that you actually like. Take care of yourself. And do great stuff!
End Procrastination by integrating Structured and one sec
Structured is a planner app that visualizes your tasks in a beautiful timeline of your day. It’s made by my friend and fellow indie dev, Leo Mehlig.
We make apps to enable healthier relationships with technology.
Structured helps to organize your day, one sec helps you stay focused.
As a result of our common mission, we built a small prototype to link our apps recently. The result worked surprisingly well, so we decided to share it with you!
With the new integration, one sec blocks you from opening distracting apps during uncompleted tasks in Structured.
Learn more how you can link Structured and one sec to get reminded about your uncompleted tasks whenever you open social media apps.
Take breaks that actually help to recover
In many of the cases where you feel tired or unmotivated, the easiest instinct is to escape from these negative emotions: for example, to open social media and scroll for 30 minutes, or to watch some video on YouTube or Netflix. These are very dysfunctional coping mechanisms to handle our emotional wellbeing: they don’t actually help and mostly make it worse (the wasted time alone often stresses us even more). On top of that, they don’t solve your initial problem: you’re still tired, uncreative, or overwhelmed.
So what should I do instead?
Find out what your brain and body are telling you and fix it!
- Am I tired?
- physically tired? My legs are heavy? → sleep / power nap
- or mentally tired? Am I criticizing myself all the time? → take a proper break, let your brain recover (don’t scroll on social media!)
- Hungry? → Eat some healthy food!
- Am I missing ideas / creativity / problemsolving abilities? → inspiration: book, walk, podcast, something crazy / unexpected
- Do my eyes or ears hurt? → give your senses a break or a context switch
- Am I emotionally or socially overwhelmed? → get some me-time