I typically consider myself quite self-disciplined...until it comes to technology.
If my computer is open, I obsessively check my email. Every single time I walk past my computer.
If I have internet access, I am on facebook, gmail (twice with two accounts), and online all the time.
Sadly, if I know my facebook password, I am on facebook.
In the past, whenever I need to be productive, I asked my hubby to be in charge of my facebook password since I couldn't trust myself to not obsessively check facebook when I hit a tough spot in my work. Student teaching was too important to trust myself with my facebook password. I would check it once every few days after my work was done and I was happy.
What about now? I still can't trust myself with my facebook password.
I honestly prefer not knowing my password. It removes the temptation to play on facebook instead of settling into work. My hubby will log me on when I ask (with the understanding of only once or twice per day).
When I don't know my password, I am not as strongly tempted to continually check facebook. I am not limited by this restriction, I am freed.
I would love the self-discipline to manage my own password, but it doesn't work, especially when I'm dreading a task.
I don't know my facebook password because then I can be on facebook on my terms with my boundaries, instead of feeling like I am controlled by a website.