Sometimes however, spending a lot of time at something doesn't necessarily mean you are being the most productive you can be. I am sure we have all experienced times of distraction, while completely forgetting the task at hand. Or at least slowed down as a result of. Some people feel they are most effective under silence and without distraction. Lets face it, We cannot always avoid distractions, and it can be devastating to our productivity.
Lately, I have been working on ways to overcome distractions, and continue as productive as possible. Any additional advice would be awesome too!
Distractions relating to Noises
Traffic Passing By - People Arguing - Music Next Door - Dog Licking Itself
A dog licking and licking and licking,,, egh,, it drives me!!!! Not sure if it is the endless repetitive sound, or the gross thought of what the dog is doing, but it use to stop every thought I had going for me.
What Helped Me Overcome This Distraction?
Working under complete silence allowed me to read and write like a champ, but I couldn't have the dog go around with a piece of plastic around its head. SOO.
Relaxing melodies related to waves, wind, and nature MP3's rescued me. Soft instrumentals without voice also appear to have the same appeal for me.
Placing these melodies on low as I am writing not only helped faze out these sounds, but now I feel certain sounds do not bother me as much. Even at times without my music I am not bothered so much.
Over time with the adaptation of enjoyable sounds into times of concentration, we may exercise our brain to adapt with other distractions related to sounds.
Crystal Waters - Frank Borell
Dolphin Dreams - Dan Gibson
Waters of Life - Mystical Sun
Are three of which I have enjoyed the most while writing, and helped with my brain development.
Maybe this will help some other Warriors in being more productive. Please give us any more advice on things you do to be more productive. A topic I have not covered was Visual Distractions.
What can you do to overcome Visual Distractions?
What Other distractions do we face? How do we overcome them?
Thank you for reading, and thank you even more for any input you have