Do you get distracted easily?! Oh my goodness, I DO! I love bright, shiny objects and day-dreaming and squirrels…yeah. And in the midst of my distractions I lose a lot of time. Which, in my world, is never a good thing!
As I realized what a problem this was becoming, I devised three strategies to combat my distraction! You wanna hear about them? (Of course you do, you wouldn’t be reading if you didn’t!)
1. To-Do Lists
If you haven’t previously read my post about my to-do lists and you’d like to, CLICK HERE! Basically, I have two to-do lists every day: one for work and one for home. If something is a priority for the day, it gets highlighted.
2. 10-Minute Hourglass
This is FANTASTIC while working on the to-do lists! Sometimes I want to make sure I don’t get carried away, so I turn over my 10-minute-hourglass and tell myself that I need to be done by the time it runs out. Works every time! The task is accomplished and I haven’t stopped in the process to do 10 other things!
3. Tracking Charts
Sometimes I have a day when I really need to remind myself that I have limited time. For those days, I break things down into time slots. Here are two examples, one for work…
…and one for home!
Sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures!
So, how do YOU stay on track? Any ideas for me? And what do you think of MY ideas?