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Jan 27, 2019 09:24:50

Handling distractions

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Sarah Hum

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Writing 200 words a day has really emphasized how easily I get distracted. My phone is constantly buzzing with notifications. Customer support needs attention. The red badge on my email inbox just keeps counting up. I'm hungry. Yes, I am a chronic snacker.

It's crazy how just doing a few simple things can put me in a completely different place. 

  1. Turn on "do not disturb" on my phone.
  2. Full-screen my writing so that I can't see my email, or customer support inbox.
  3. Get out of the house where all the food is. 

Out of sight, out of mind!

I just need to resist the urge to pick up my phone or exit full-screen mode. Easier said than done!

One thing that helps is to have things broken down into smaller, easily digestible, tasks. Just like writing 200 words a day. I tell myself I can have a snack after I check off a task. The tasks are easy enough that I can see it on the horizon. Over the course of the day, I end up checking a lot of boxes and eating a lot of snacks! Win-win.

What things do you do to remove distractions or get in the zone?

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