Environment, Routines, and Distractions

Environment, Routines, and Distractions - student project

I've heard the statistic given, but it still is crazy to me to hear that it takes a person 23 minutes to get back on track after being distracted from a task. 


Through classes like this, as well as other personal development books I've read, I've found I need to work on the following:

  • figuring out what my focus for the day is the night before
  • setting up routines and building in new habits around existing ones
  • knowing HOW much my environment affects me and doing everything I can to ensure it is a good one
  • I know how hard it is for me to get started, so it's important that I start small and that I minimize distractions and protect the time I schedule for myself
  • if there's a task that can be handled quickly, don't put it off--just get it done

The above are a little vague, only because I don't want to get into super specific things--don't think that'll be as beneficial in case anyone else reads this!

Maybe I should take a page out of Kevin's book and try to structure my days around specific tasks. I like that he works on email on Mondays and tries to keep meetings to Tuesdays. I should be able to set up something similar, figuring out what days to focus on writing scripts, filming, editing, and working on other art.