Distractions cost time and money while setting you back in whatever task you may be completing. How do you eliminate distractions? From lowering your stress to prioritizing, read on to find out how to get the job done!
Are you easily distracted at work? If there was a way to get rid of these distractions so that they didn’t take up so much of your mental space, you’d become a lot more productive.
With that said, let’s take a look at some techniques that will make it easier than ever to enter the zone at will.
1. Prioritize Entering the Zone and Make It a Habit
Just like with any skill in this life, it’s going to be nearly impossible to get better at it if you do not practice. The only way you’re going to practice is if you form a habit and make it a consistent part of your daily life.
Remember when you were a little kid? Remember every night before bed your parents used to make you brush your teeth?
At that point in your life, you probably hated it. You told them to leave you alone, or you’d lie and say you brushed your teeth. Perhaps you’d come up with any other number of excuses to get out of it!
Eventually, it became a habit. Before long, your parents didn’t have to bother you anymore. It was just a regular part of your nightly routine.
That’s exactly how you have to approach getting into the zone. You have to work on eliminating the distractions from your life so that you can enter into a state of focus.
If you’re a big ball of stress right now, it’s probably going to be hard to make this a regular routine. But if you keep up with it and stick to it without giving up, you will eventually get there with enough time and patience.
2. Lowering Your Stress Levels Enough to Actually Get in the Zone
As we just briefly alluded to, when people first begin to work on eliminating distractions so that they can enter the zone, they are often so stressed out that the prospect of making this happen seems nearly impossible.
If that’s the case, it’s time to take a break from your job. It’s time to walk away from it all, at least temporarily, so that you can regroup and get your focus back on track.
And this is the issue: you need to take a vacation. Cash in some of your vacation time and do everything that you can to destress while away from the office.
If money is a problem, you could always set up a crowdfunding page on Plumfund to raise the money so that you can finally get away.
Let everybody know about your struggles. Tell them about the trip that you want to take, and be open and honest with your peers.
If you’re interested in Hawaii tours, let them know. If you’re interested in a Caribbean cruise, share pictures of the cruise that you want to take on your crowdfunding page.
Ultimately, just let the members of your community know your story and the funding will begin rolling in very quickly.
3. Make a Consistent Effort to Practice
Finally, the only way to ever get better entering into the zone is to religiously practice every day until it becomes a habit.
If you forget about practicing, add it to your calendar or track it using some kind of time tracking program. Whatever you do, make sure you stay on top of this because practice is the only way you’ll be able to do this consistently.
Well, how do you get started? Entrepreneur’s John Rampton has a few tips for diving into a more productive lifestyle.
- Start by getting rid of the bad habits that ultimately turn into distractions and lessen productivity.
- Be healthy and productive at the same time! Rampton suggests drinking green tea for that energy boost opposed to energy drinks.
- AVOID DISTRACTIONS! This means any distracting activities you may be tempted to engage in while working. There are actually apps like SelfControl that you can download and use to avoid these distractions.
- Not sleeping and not eating don’t make you more productive. In fact, they make you less productive. So, get some sleep, and make time for healthy meals.
- Prepare the night before, and get an early start. By preparing the night before, you have everything you need for the next day of work already prepared to save time. In regards to getting an early start, Rampton pointed out that Benjamin Franklin was so productive because he got up so early and made the most of his mornings.
Use these techniques to get rid of your distractions and enter the zone.