How do you feel when you have an important task to perform and, at a certain point, you get distracted? It can happen by checking your mobile phone, the emails, or simply by scrolling your social media feed, apparently for no reason?
Distraction can make you procrastinate your tasks, as well as make you experience anxiety and stress when continuously practised.
It works a bit like the sirens’ song when Ulysses listened to it by remaining tied to the ship’s mast to avoid being caught by that wonderful song. That trick was very effective for him but how could it work for you?
Which could be your “cords” to keep you safe from every day’s sirens’ song?
Consider these following steps to “forge” your own cords and limit distraction.
- Avoid multitasking. Make it simple and try to do only one thing at a time.
- Plan the most important things to do every day. Set a certain amount of time for your most important tasks and try to respect them.
- Set limits. When understanding what distracts you, choose to dedicate a limited amount of time to such activities, after having performed the main tasks.
- Take care of yourself. It’s easier to get distracted when particularly stressed or tired. So, set good habits, go for a walk or, simply, take a break.
Now, can you still hear the sirens’ song in your ear?