Have you been feeling really distracted lately? Yep, me too.
With so many messages, opportunities and offerings coming our way these days, it’s easy to get overwhelmed (and get nothing done), while simultaneously feeling like you “should” be doing more.
So, today, I want to share a simple productivity tip that’s been helping me this past week and will change your results fast (especially if you’re having trouble focusing).
I realize that productivity and well-being are actually tied together. The more I tend to my own wellness first thing in the morning, the better I feel and the more I can focus on what matters most to me, without all of the distraction.
So before you start scrolling through Instagram and become consumed with what everyone else is doing, use these two free tools to help you tend to your own well-being:
Easing Anxiety + Improving Well-Being (A free guided meditation to help you quiet your mind in under 15 minutes)
My Well-Being To Do List (A free checklist to help you overcome overwhelm + focus on what matters most)
I love hearing how these two simple tools have been helping other actors, homeschooling parents and even nurses on the front lines begin their day focusing on their own well-being, which in turn, is effecting their productivity (as well as enhancing their immune systems).
Ok, so after you take time to align your mind and get your day started, if you want to have laser focus, complete a project or do anything + see it through, this tip will help you.
It might be common knowledge, but can you make it a common practice today?
Put the phone down.
You can do this.
Ok, at the end of this one last post.
Your creativity is calling you + it’s not in this device.
Our phone addiction is off the charts, and our constant interaction + engagement with it might make us feel more “connected,” but too much screen time is depleting our energy, depriving us of true creativity + derailing our ability to get anything done.
What has helped me in the past few weeks is completely removing my phone from my work space for blocks of time.
I don’t check.
I don’t scroll.
I don’t fill a blank space or a quiet moment with…what everyone else is doing.
Once you set a block of time and remove your phone from your work space, this will help you to stop responding to every request, to stop scrolling mindlessly through every platform and to stop consuming when you are doing your creative work.
When I started to put the phone in the other room, I was able to get so much more done in a shorter amount of time.
Now that I’m homeschooling (and making meals + snacks for) two growing boys, my time is so limited, and my focus has to be laser sharp.
If you want an advanced move for productivity: set time limits on all of your social media apps, and you’ll be blown away by how quickly your phone will tell you that you’ve reached your limit.
So, let this be your last scroll for the next hour + put the phone in another room.
Then, go do that creative thing (or just clean your kitchen) without distraction.
I hope this helps you realize how helpful a digital detox can be throughout your day.
If you need accountability, let me know in the comments: “I’m taking a digital detox” and then go do it.
I can’t wait to hear how productive you become with your time.
Love + Gratitude,
P.S. If you need more help + want to have one place to go to keep you thriving through uncertain times, join me here. I have more digital detox gifts waiting for you.