AI: Avoiding Distractions
Earlier this week Benny posted an AI on distractions, which I read in Google Reader while distracted from working. I thought, having shared ideas for how to procrastinate, it would be a good idea to follow up with a discussion on how to avoid it. Yep, that definitely counts as work.
When it comes to getting stuff done, stress is my biggest enemy, and it’s not exactly in short supply at the moment. Of course the resultant slacking off leads to falling behind, which leads to more stress and so on. The most effective trick I’ve found is to take advantage of good moods and force myself to break that cycle – to realise what I’m doing, work out what I’d rather be doing with my time and get to it, preferably as quickly as possible so I can get back to doing nothing.
How do you avoid distractions and stay motivated? How do you maintain the right attitude – or, alternatively, what tricks do you employ?
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