Killing Distractions with the help of mnmlist.com

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Friday, March 19, 2010
Without distractions, you’ll be able to focus. You’ll find peace. You’ll find time for doing what you love.
Here’s how:
  • Cut back your social networking to network (or two at the most) – including Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, forums, etc. These are hugely distracting. [whooops]
  • Cut back on your social networking “friends”. Stick to your actual friends and colleagues. Networking with thousands of people you don’t know is superficial and distracting. 
  • Limit time on social networking, email to specified periods. Set the times you allow yourself to do these activities – from 1-2 p.m., for example.
  • Do less email. Start by sending less. Check email less often. Use the phone or face-to-face conversations when possible.
  • Shut down the internet to work. Disconnect, and work without distractions.
  • Separate consuming from creating. Reading and networking and emailing are different from actually creating. Do them at separate times.
  • Set a limited reading time. If you read a lot on the web, or RSS feeds, set limits and do it at specified times.
  • Shut off notifications. Email, Blackberry, IM, whatever. Shut em down.
  • Clear away icons on your desktop. File them all in one folder, and use an app launcher such as LaunchBar or Launchy.
  • Clear your actual desk.
  • Use music to block out your surroundings.
  • Get away from the computer, spend time with actual people.
  • Shut off the smartphone. Seriously.
  • Single-task and focus.
  • Focus on the most important tasks first, before you get distracted.
  • Set limits on your work hours. If your time is limited, you’ll find ways to make the most of that limited time 
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13 comments on "Killing Distractions with the help of mnmlist.com"
  1. Yes. Yes. Yes. I pretty followed this in the last few years to stay focused! As you know, I've had more time on my hands this semester and started branching out a bit. But this actually WORKS! Silence & tranquility are imperative to focus squarely on important tasks :) I'm not that great at studying with music, either! Anyhoo, I hope your fever isn't serious. Sometimes I get really fever-ish and then it goes away after a day! If not, take lots of water!!

    Love,

    Helen

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  3. I am always distracted and trying to multi-task (the worst)...it is so difficult to just disconnect and focus! Multi-tasking, I think is the worst...and probably the hardest habit to break.

    Good luck with studying!!!

    -Marta

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  4. it's scary how much time is wasted when we stay online and surf the web. i try not to go overboard. but it's just so damn tempting. =(

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  5. does this count as social networking? I love your posts. Your blog is one of the fist ones I check when looking at blogs! :) have a great day!

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  6. some of these sounds a bit utopian to me :s
    I'll try to do something!

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  7. I guess is Giambatistta Valli!!!

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  8. I love these inspiring pictures!

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  9. Anything to stay focused and organized...it all looks so pretty and clean too. How can u go wrong?

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  10. I don't use too many social media sites, but my computer does organize my life, so it's like an extra limb to me! I think these are great suggestions, but I think I need to take it slow...one or two at a time.

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  11. i love the all-white rooms
    always look soo cool :)

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  12. i love the all-white rooms
    always look soo cool :)

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