Are you easily distracted by shiny objects, whatever’s new or more fun than what you should be doing? I know I am.
Those bright and shiny objects might be getting in your way. They may be holding you back; stopping you from reaching those amazing goals of yours.
If you know these things distract you from what you need to do, try to remove yourself from them. Avoiding a problem isn’t usually a good solution, but when it comes to things like the latest status updates by your friends, that new scrapbooking tool, or the sale at your favorite shoe store, avoidance can be a good thing.
When you’re aware that this is a problem, and that it’s keeping you from living the life you want, remove yourself from it, at least long enough to get things done. After you’ve done that step towards your goal, then you can open the browser to that Facebook page again.
What are the things that increase your procrastination the most?
For me, the laptop is a major culprit, with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, graphic design and web design. But for me it’s also a very valuable tool since it is how I keep in touch with you.
Leave me a comment below and tell me about it. I might be able to come up with an idea on how to reduce its effect on your ability to take action.
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OMG, by far it’s Facebook for me, too! I can’t get enough of it simply because I like to research and also talk with friends.
Before you know it, TIME has gone by in droves – not minutes, but hours! Bad for business! 🙂
I’ve had entire days go ‘missing’. It’s bloody annoying when you know you have other things you should be doing.
Great article, most definitely facebook. And email. And more study of yet another new thing. Im totally guilty of these pleasures and distractions. Sort of like how when you have to do something suddenly you end up with a very clean house lol
It takes a lot before I start cleaning in stead of doing what I should be, but it has happened. I love learning new things, so I often get stuck in new material.
Facebook and Pinterest for me. Both are valuable for business, but I tend to go off in random directions with both and am less focused than I need to be!
Me too 😀 Focusing while on social media is damn near impossible