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While the internet is a place where work happens and information seems limitless, distraction is often only a click away. For many of us, YouTube is where we love to turn to for inspiration or simply take our minds away from the stressors of work and life. Like all other social media channels, the video-sharing platform is designed to be as addictive as possible, with real-time feedback loop that tailors videos to each viewer’s different interests.

Sometimes while studying or watching educational videos, YouTube recommends videos that distract us, and we end up watching videos that are entirely a waste of time. That is why there’s no shame in using tools to help you build discipline and stay focused on your task at hand.

Tools like Distraction Free (DF) is a chrome extension that deactivates auto play and banishes unrelated videos on the side panel of your YouTube viewing page, allowing you to take control of your viewing habits.

When activated, it transforms the appearance of your YouTube page, eliminating recommendations, ads, related videos and comments. This is just what you need when you’re in work or study mode or when you’re using a YouTube video in a presentation. Watch the video below on how you can download and activate it.

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