How to Deal with Distractions

Are you easily distracted? Do you find it difficult to not only start a task, but also stay focused enough to complete it? Finding the motivation to begin is one thing, but how can you maintain your focus? You have to teach yourself to not give into temptation. You start by limiting the distractions around you.

Wear Headphones

Headphones drown out the noises around you making it easier to dial in to what you have to do. I suggest listening to music without lyrics like lo-fi, classical, or jazz so that you don’t find yourself getting off track by singing along or listening too hard.

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Stay Off Your Phone

Phones are major distractions. The first thing we do whenever there is a free second, is pick up our phones. Before you know if, you’ve spent an hour scrolling through feeds with nothing to show for it. That time is lost. You could start by putting your phone in another room or turn it off.

No T.V. or YouTube

I always think that I am going to turn something on to watch in the background and just like the phones, I get sucked in. You probably have similar experiences. Instead, use them as a treat to yourself. As soon as you finish everything, you can watch whatever you want.

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Remove Yourself

If the environment that you’re in is very busy and has a lot going on, find a more peaceful place to be. It’s so hard to not partake in what everyone else is doing. AVoid this by isolating yourself until what you need to do is completed.

Make a List

It is easy to get sidetracked and forget what needs to be done. Make a checklist of everything you need to do so you can stay more focused. Plus, it’s kind of fun checking tasks off of a list.

It takes a lot of dedication to be able to build up your willpower. The ability to focus on a special skill. You will appreciate the amount of activities you can get done daily once you’ve dialed into your ability to focus.

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