Eliminating Distractions

Monday, November 17, 2014

Raise your hand if you get sucked into social media and before you realize it have spent an hour looking at photos of people you barely even know. Yep, that's me (slowly raises hand) all too often. It is quite sad just how easy it is for me to get sucked into social media. I'll go to facebook to check my profile or to look at my blog fan page or to check in on things with my Rodan + Fields group and the next thing I know I've wasted an hour when all I really needed to find would have only taken me three minutes.

Since Baby K was born I have claimed that I don't really have time to read anymore, which used to be one of my favorite activities. But the truth is, if I didn't allow myself to get sucked into social media each and every single night then I actually would have time to read. Yes, I no longer have three hours to just sit and read in the middle of a rainy Sunday afternoon, but I do still have time. And I need to make time because I really miss reading.

When we moved into our house, I put all of my books on my bookshelf and I have an entire row of books that I hope to read. And I really want to read them. Some of them are novels, some are quick "chick lit" reads, some are books I would like to re-read and some are encouraging/spiritual books and I want to read them all. So I'm making a commitment to myself. Each night after Baby K goes to bed and I have completed all of my "mom chores," I'm going to put my phone and computer away and read. Ahhh, the thought of that sounds amazing.

Here are some ways that will help me eliminate distractions and get things accomplished that I really want to do:
-put the phone down!
-turn off the computer
-if I have to get on social media, I will set a timer
-make a to do list and stick to it, don't stray and add other items to it
-limit Netflix/tv watching

What are some ways that you eliminate distractions?


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