The past five months has been a whirlwind of events. Who would have predicted that the past 6 months would have unfolded in the way that it has? Although most of the world has slowed down due to the spread of the Coronavirus, one thing that has not slowed down is time. Perhaps you set goals at the beginning of this year, that you intended on achieving by now or being significantly close to achieving, which now feels far and in between. All hope is not lost, it is still possible to achieve your goals! Of course, there are certain things that we cannot do at present but I'm sure that there are still things that you can do to work towards your goals. Instead of complaining about the things that we cannot do, let's focus on working on the things that we can actively do to achieve our goals.
Today's organisation tip is all about distractions, these are the things that divert our attention from our goals and cause us to mismanage our time. Distractions will always arise, the key is for us to not allow those distractions to dominate our time; rather we have to dominate our distractions. What are the things that tend to distract you? It could be browsing on your phone, listening to music, watching tv, day-dreaming, talking to people, it could even be snacking. Distractions come in various forms and can differ from person to person it's imperative for you to know what your distractions are so that you can avoid repeating those habits and effectively manage your time.
Take some time today to think about what your distractions are, once you discover what they are think of practical things that you can do to minimise those distractions. If you find that your phone is a distraction, when working try to leave your phone in a separate room to avoid the temptation of checking your phone. If you have to use your phone for work perhaps try putting your phone on Do not disturb mode or Aeroplane mode as this still allows you to connect to Wifi if you need to use the Internet for work.
Don't forget that being organised is not something we become overnight, it is an intentional process of developing habits that increase your productivity. I hope today's tip has helped you, if it has share it with someone else. If there are any topics you would like me to cover leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a productive week.