Distractions can ruin your business, but if you keep them under control you’ll have a better chance of reaching success. Learning how to keep them under control can be hard, but it’s even harder if you don’t know what your distractions are. Here are a number of distractions you may face in your day and how to overcome them.
1. Email can be one of the biggest business distractions you’ll face in a day. When you have friends and family members that send jokes or you’ve signed up to receive newsletters you may find yourself taking the time to read them.
The best thing to do is set a time twice a day to read your email. Schedule a specific amount of time and if you must, set a timer and force yourself to stop when the timer goes off. Reading personal emails needs to be done after your work day is complete.
2. Another distraction you may find in your day is social media sites. Chatting with your friends on Twitter or playing games on Facebook can eat away your time very easily and quickly.
The best thing to do is limit your time on these sites and only use them for business. After your work is done for the day you can use them for personal time like playing games and talking with your friends. There is nothing wrong with having fun on these social media sites, but you must save that for after work.
3. The Internet is another distraction that is a time eater. Searching for keywords or images can cause you to find other sites to search or read. It doesn’t take much to veer off what you’re supposed to be doing when you see something you like or are interested in reading. You might find a link, button, or ad that is of interest and before you know it you’ve been on that site for hours.
The best thing to do is stay off the Internet if it’s at all possible. Reward yourself at the end of the day with Internet time. When you give yourself time to play and have fun you’ll want to work more, but you must do this after your work is done.
When you let the distractions take over your business is not going to thrive and succeed. These three distractions are the ones that cause more people problems than anything, but these tips will help you overcome these distractions. Once you overcome them you’ll begin to see growth with your business.