I was chatting with someone who, like me, is caring for her elderly mother.
Of course, I can relate to the distractions she works with.
But I can also relate to the distractions you work with as well.
That’s because a distraction is by definition distracting. Whatever circumstances create the distraction.
And . . .
Our lives are full of distractions.
A full-time job is definitely a distraction.
Looking for a job is a huge distraction.
Having health issues is also a distraction.
I believe that having few distractions may be the worst kind of distraction. You can be lulled into thinking you have unlimited time and procrastinate your day away.
So how do we manage our distractions?
How do you manage your distractions?
Here are three simple steps to help you find the answer to your distractions.
First, what has worked for you in the past when dealing with distractions? And what do others do to successfully deal with their distractions?
Don’t worry if their distractions look different than yours. There is a pretty good chance you can still learn from what they do.
Second, what hasn’t worked for you in the past? Can you identify the reason that it didn’t work?
By answering these questions you are gathering ideas that will help you create your plan to deal with distractions with this step.
Third, what might you do differently in dealing with distractions now?
In this step, you create a plan. Based upon what has worked and not worked for you and others in the past, decide upon your plan of action to deal with distractions.
And now it is time to take action.
Follow your plan for a week.
After a reasonable period of time evaluate how your plan has worked.
What didn’t work?
What might you change?
Then put your new plan into action. And as they say, rinse and repeat.
This is not a definitive plan for dealing with distractions. It is a place to begin.
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