Do you spend more time on distractions than your dreams? The famous saying, “Energy flows where attention goes.” is spot on.
Gillian’s intense job led her to frequently check her phone to break up the intensity. This gave her a break from the daily grind. Every time Gillian saw a new social media post or text from a friend she got excited. It made her feel good and she received an extra punch to keep going on with her day. The extra punch is actually the neurochemical, dopamine, that is associated with reward, yet also involved in addiction.
Over time, Gillian started spending more time on her phone than doing the required work. Her work performance suffered and, her relationships deteriorated as social media provided a false sense of connection. Sound familiar? Gillian realized her dreams kept getting farther and farther away.
It takes an of average of 25 minutes to get back on task after a distraction. How much time does this cost you during the day? How much further are your dreams because of distractions?
How do you break this cycle? Here are some valuable tips.
1) Turn off all notifications on your phone.
2) Put your phone where you can’t see it or access it within arm’s reach.
3) Schedule time for valuable tasks and don’t let any distractions pop up.
Ready to gain more time in your day? These simple tips can save hours in your week and give you the time you desperately crave for what’s really important to you.
Wishing you an abundant, joyful and prosperous day!
Chief Energy Officer
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