How To Eliminate The Distractions When Working
Does this sound familiar?
You sit down to work, maybe to write some sales copy. You feel tired and out of energy for some reason, so you decide to open up Facebook. You spend the next 30 minutes on Facebook before snapping out of it and remembering you have work to get done.
You get back to your sales copy, but you just can’t seem find the right words to write. Then you remember you have some family errand to run later today. You’re stressed and your mind is totally in the wrong place for work.
BLOCK OUT FACEBOOK
If you’re involved in online marketing, you probably need to be on Facebook on a daily basis.
The problem is, Facebook can be very distracting. It’s like a car accident as you pass by. How can you not look?
Facebook preys on that human instinct, but there is a solution called News Feed Eradicator. It empties your news feed so that you can focus on business only. Then, you can turn it off once you’re done for the day.
It takes you 10 minutes to recover from a distraction, and most people get a distraction every 3 minutes! So turn off your phone or leave it in another room to avoid the Facebook notifications, and use News Feed Eradicator while you’re updating your Facebook ads.
WORK AT YOUR PEAK TIME
What’s your peak productive time? In Mike Hill’s case, it’s the morning. The first few hours of the day are when he’s able to get his most productive work done.
Other people are night owls. They are most productive in the middle of the evening, or even after midnight.
Find the time when you are at your best, and arrange your day so that those hours are your work time.
Some people recoil at the idea of meditation. They think it needs to involve chanting or some kind of religious technique, but it doesn’t need to. It just means that you get quiet, sit down and think.
One time, Mike Hill had an ad campaign that was not working, and he couldn’t put his finger on why. He “meditated” for a while, thought about it and the answer hit him. He had been driving international traffic to a local offer.
The lesson here is that the answers often come to you when you stop staring at the screen and you relax your mind. Then you can calmly go back to work, minus the stress.