How can you increase your focus? Normally, by killing distractions!
3 THOUGHTS FROM ME
1. As with any temptation, distractions are better dealt with when you change your environment. Forget trying to avoid succumbing to the temptation, make your workplace free of it because it will fail on you eventually. Activate “Do Not Disturb” and put your phone out of sight when working with music to avoid being interrupted and, therefore, maximize your productivity and performance. More on Time Management in this post and in this post.
2. If you give in to a distraction, you’re being pulled away from your current goal. A distraction is a detour from your objectives, a stone along your path. Sidestep it, or it will take you longer to achieve your goals.
3. Having fun with friends, networking, Youtube, etc. may not be a distraction. It is a distraction when it prevents you from getting things done or makes you procrastinate, but it’s OK when you’re not supposed to be working at that moment. Fun time is fun time, not a distraction.
1 QUESTION FOR YOU
What can you do today to avoid distractions during your next music sessions? A couple of ideas:
1. Work really early/really late (nobody is awake);
2. Throw your phone away / Do Not Disturb your computer;
3. Disconnect yourself from the internet;
4. Cleaning your desk.