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Having A Rough Day? Take A Five

Today’s Killer Startup: Take a five



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Elevator Pitch:

Take a five opens a tab that self-destructs in a set amount of time, limiting your distractions.


Why It’s A Killer Startup:

So here’s a fact that will surprise exactly no one: The internet is full of distractions. Whether it’s adorable kittens doing adorable things or click-bait articles or epic photo shoots of beautiful landscapes or chat with our friends on one of our 8 million chat apps, it can be really hard to stay focused online.


And there about a million services for helping you stay focused, but what about ones for managing your distractions?


Take a five does exactly that. Instead of blocking all of your favorite sites, Take a five time boxes the amount of time you spend on them. When you’re ready for a break, just open Take a five and click on the amount of time you want for your break: two minutes, five minutes, or a custom amount of time. A new tab will open, where you’ll have a choice of Google, Facebook, YouTube, Reddit, Instagram, Netflix, HN, Quora, Product Hunt, “Article of the Day,” “Game of the Day,” or the “Video of the Day.” Take a five will connect you to your choice, but the tab self-destructs after your chosen amount of time – giving you a great reminder that it’s time to get back to more productive things.


(Like kitten videos, obvs.)


No, but for real though. Just like the key to a good diet is the occasional “cheat day,” the key to productivity is the occasional break. Don’t let those “breaks” become the majority of your time, though — those kittens will still be there when you get back, I promise. Instead? Take a five.



Don’t let distractions take over your day. #TakeAFive #productivity #productivityhacks


Photo Credits:

Take a fiveKatsiaryna Pakhomava/Shutterstock | antoniodiaz/Shutterstock

Author : Emma McGowan

Emma is a proud native of Burlington, Vermont, who has lived in six different countries over the past two years. She's living and loving the global nomad life and writing about technology and startups everywhere she goes. Check out more of her writing about tech on (the more titillating stuff) KinkAndCode.. Follow her on Twitter @MissEmmaMcG.

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