How to Smash Distraction

time to make the donuts

Written On: September 15, 2020

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Written By: Robb Zbierski

time to make the donuts

Written On: September 15, 2020

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Written By: Robb Zbierski

Sometimes the tiniest of things can take you off track…

 

An email, a text, a sound, a phone call, a thought.  None of which are consequential in the moment but can stop you dead in your tracks when you were actually being productive.

 

Your brain is ALWAYS looking for distractions.  It’s because of the old “fight or flight” response.  Couple that with the fact that there is no shortage of opportunities to be distracted and it’s a recipe for “stuck”.

 

Two tips for immediately overcoming distraction:

 

First, Ask yourself if you are focused on tasks or goals.   More often than not, distraction happens when you are juggling too many tasks and you lose focus of the real reason you are doing what you do in the first place… to achieve a goal.

 

 
Second, create a visual reminder that you can anchor back to in times of distraction.  For me, it’s my knit donut (from the picture above).

 

What reminders do you have to keep you focused, and where do they live? Throw yours in the comments below.

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1 Comment

  1. Sue

    Love the idea of creating a visual reminder! I’m going to try, Get on the mat! (a yoga mat). Whenever I just roll out the mat, I start to feel better and am more focused. Thanks for the tips 🙂

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  1. Sue

    Love the idea of creating a visual reminder! I’m going to try, Get on the mat! (a yoga mat). Whenever I just roll out the mat, I start to feel better and am more focused. Thanks for the tips 🙂

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