During last 3 years all types of distractions were my good “friends”. Most of them were internet portals with news, with celebrities gossip, and scrolling FB a few times per day. I couldn’t start working before I read all news, all new posts on liked fan-pages etc. But the worse type of distractions using was when I was under time pressure, but in the same time I was afraid of result of my work, I was not confident enough, I was avoiding finishing it. I realised it strongly while an essay writing (to pass one course at the Polish Uni). I was so afraid of Professor’s judgement that I was doing everything to not finish that essay. I had been spending a few hours on FB. In some moment I asked myself why I was reading something on internet instead of finishing the essay and had free evening later… I understood that I was going into distractions because of some fears… I wasn’t able to face my fears and it was easier to just did something else than took the challenge. It had been shortly before “Self and time management” workshop. From that moment and after the workshop I tried to change it:
- I decided to do not use internet in the morning, before work afternoon at home right after a work to be present, when I am with my husband
- I decided to don’t use internet one hour before sleeping time
- I decided to have days without internet at all (Sundays or Saturdays)
- I decided to put away my phone during work time and not even look at it
Sometimes it was better, sometimes it was worse. The most important that I was trying to change something, and didn’t stay in the same place.