Facebook, text messages, emails, phone calls. What do you do to get away from it all? How do you work effectively with so many distractions?

Try these tips:
1. Make a to-do list the night before
2. Schedule your next day to accommodate your to-do list
3. Schedule time for checking emails, returning phone calls & texts, and checking social networking sites

It is truly shocking how quickly the hours in the day fly by when you go back and forth between your internet, in-box, phone, and work. If you work on your computer, discipline yourself to turn off the internet, turn off the sound tone that let’s you know there’s something in your in-box, and put your phone on vibrate (I know you can’t take a chance missing those work calls that come in).

Another trick I use when I have to write is that I have a separate laptop computer that has no internet access. I take it into another room or outside– no distractions.

If you have any suggestions that can help our community, leave a comment. We need all the help we can get in this fast paced world of distractions!

I answer an Entertainment Industry Coach question, daily at www.AndActionBook.blogspot.com