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
4. STICK TO YOUR PLAN
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