Distractions are things that divert one’s mind. Distraction prevents you from getting things done. It hinders your ability to concentrate on the task ahead of you.
In other words, it cuts down the time you have in a day, which affects the time you have in a week and so it goes.
You suddenly realize you’ve been wasting valuable time that would have been enough to accomplish an easy task.
Distractions stand like a stopping block to achieving a goal.
Not being able to achieve one goal can prevent you from establishing yourself for an entire year.
Distractions make you procrastinate, and procrastination they say is a thief of time.
Because distractions make it seem like you will get another chance to get things done, which is so not true.
We need these easy steps to deal with man’s major problem.
1. Don’t try to attract it
Even with the best intentions to stay focus on the task ahead.
we know what the task is, we still find ourselves scrolling through social media, checking out internet pop-ups and ads, or something else you are so interested in.
We just find ourselves deviating from a set task.
Sometimes, we feel distractions just come up on their own, though it’s true it’s mostly false. We tend to attract it in several ways.
It begins with our thoughts, if you are easily moved by what you see, it means you don’t have a definite vision.
Let the drive of fulfillment overwhelm you. That’s why the goal is there, focus on the goal.
Stop trying to repress the thought about them (those things that keep you distracted).
Thinking about not being distracted is a distraction itself. It shouldn’t be a burden to you, just keep your eyes on the task. That’s enough, don’t think about it, don’t force yourself to not think about it.
2. Work with goals
There is no way we can deal with this very rampant habit of man without having one thing you are aiming at.
If a footballer has no idea where to find the goal, any goal post becomes the goal.
My point here is for us to think about a vision, set a board of vision for ourselves. It’s fun and elevating.
The footballer’s vision is to score more goals than his opponent and because he knows that, he locates the goal post to aim at.
Your vision births your goal. Having a goal keeps you from distraction.
3. Work with a short time frame
Some people find it very easy to work with any given time frame while it takes others a long time to get a task done.
This explains why the productivity level in everyone is different. Do not assume there is this big trick that can help you boost your time frame, it’s a matter of how well you can manage time.
Managing time has been a major problem to so many people today, you try so hard yet it takes you hours or days to get basic work done.
Don’t beat yourself up for it, all you need Is to focus.
Focus comes first if you need to do anything within a short time frame.
Plan your time if you want to achieve your goal on time. Plan your task. Planning plays a vital role, it supports your focus.
You can’t focus on something you haven’t planned for yet.
Write out the list of things to be done, let’s say projects. Begin with the most urgent one and plan the time you have to complete it. You should time your work to make it easier.
4. Be self-conscious
Self-consciousness means overly aware of the attention of others.
It is the preoccupation of oneself, especially in how others see one’s appearance and actions.
Sometimes, it leads to the point of feeling easily anxious and embarrassed, in this case, self-consciousness is always used negatively.
Well, it’s a good thing to be aware of yourself and your surrounding.
Don’t forget yourself in everything you do.
An artist once told me that his secret is not losing himself in adding one particular detail to his masterpiece, his exact words were,
“If I lose myself doing one part of my work, I might forget the others”.
Self-consciousness is needed in dealing with the pleasure of distractions.
5. Challenge yourself
We discover there are so many things we are capable of doing, so many skills we could acquire by just giving ourselves the chance.
Choose to take a chance. There are so many ways to challenge oneself.
You can start by setting up a goal, there is no better or easier way to challenge oneself without this course of action.
This will make you challenge yourself into unlocking new goals, achieving something you never thought would be within your grasp.
It is for sure tempting to live in your comfort zone, but once you take that leap, you’ll be happy you did.
6. Practice self-examination
Self-examination is the regular monitoring of one’s assessment and moral growth.
Carefully examining oneself yields self-transformation.
It helps you make progress.
Take a moment to evaluate yourself, it will help you deal with those distractions and ensure self-development.
7. Find the source of your distractions
You can’t deal with something you don’t know. If you know what causes you to divert your attention, it makes it easier to deal with.
Distractions come from both external and internal sources. So start by looking within, look out for those things that keep restraining you.
When you can pinpoint the cause you can fix the effect.
8. Always prepare for distractions
Distractions are always surrounding us, especially when we have something important to get done.
Instead of quelling the idea, prepare for it. Your ability to overcome is what matters most.
9. Know that you can eliminate distractions
Eliminating distractions begin with knowing you can do it. There are no steps that would be done easily if you don’t believe it will work.
10. Have time to have fun to avoid distractions
“If you are not having fun you are doing something wrong” -Groucho Marx.
We get so caught up in work stuff that you forget to have some fun. You might wonder if this wouldn’t be a source of distraction.
Giving yourself a fun time eases your mental and physical state. That stands as a great objective in getting rid of distractions.
In Conclusion, When you feel the desire to give in to distractions, just relax, take a deep breath, and chose not to react to it.