30 minutes of Netflix. A quick scroll through Insta. A cheeky text message. A quick trip to the kitchen for yet another cuppa. Reorganising the sock drawer. Just some of the extensive range of methods that I use for procrastination. Let’s face it, it’s a mammoth task to stay focused when you’re easily distracted.
I’m the sort of person that gets distracted half way through telling a story and will just stop talking. It’s becoming a real problem! If you think that’s a nightmare, you should see me when I’m trying to keep focus whilst doing work. Any of this sound familiar to anyone? Maybe it’s just me? I’ve even had to stop doing work with friends because I can so easily drag them into my bubble of distraction; soon before you know it, we’re all off task and getting no work done.
For those of you thinking my situation sounds familiar, never fear because there is hope! Here’s some of the best tips that I’ve learnt for managing distractions so you can get work done.
Do you have any tips for staying productive when you’re easily distracted? If so, share them with me in the comments below.
I love these tips! I’m so bad at getting distracted, especially when it comes to my phone so I think the Flora app may come in handy! I’ve definitely found music to be both a blessing and a curse – sometimes it helps me focus and I can really get into the zone but other times I’m just singing along to it ???? I find planning in small breaks is a great way too, say for every hour you work you can have 10 minutes to grab a drink/check your phone or whatever, but set a timer to make sure you don’t go over! Having everything you need is also a must, even when it comes to snacks and drinks too!
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