I didn’t used to be so easily distracted, but over the last few years, that seems to have changed. I’m not sure if it’s because I have too much on my plate, or if I’ve simply found more ways to procrastinate. Here’s how I combat my distraction.
Get Up 1 Hour Earlier
Getting up 1 hour earlier each day allows me to ease into my day. I spend time stretching, take my time enjoying my breakfast, and I wait to check my email or phone until my full hour is up.
Disconnect In Chunks Of Time
Between text messages, Skype, IM, work emails, personal emails, and social media, most of us could easily spend the entire day doing nothing more than responding to messages. By disconnecting for chunks of time each day, I can set a few goals and get some work done.
Work At Odd Hours
If your job allows, consider working a non-traditional schedule. Since I’m up 1 hour earlier each day, I get to work earlier each day. Getting started before everyone else means I have the time I need to organize my day before the hustle and bustle begins.
Since I start early, I’m done early, having more time to myself at the end of each day.