What are things you don’t wanna do?
Who are people you want to avoid?
Information you seek to avoid.
It’s sort of a counter intuitive idea in these modern times. But it’s needed in this age of distraction to get anything done. It was something talked about by Stoics two thousand years ago: The Subtractive way. Also applies to diets as well, which is another topic.
Seneca believed removing things does more than adding things to your life.
Removing things from your list of things TO DO might help you finish those things you wanna do faster.
For example, I hate the fact I still check Facebook quite a bit sometimes in the middle of the work day.
Note to self: Perhaps making you’re number one on your Don’t Do list is to only check FB (this is short for Facebook) only at 5 pm. Maybe it’s deleting FB entirely.
Remove all the impediments towards getting more stuff DONE. When there is more disturbance in that flow, there are then more impediments to getting stuff out.
Now getting rid of FB entirely for me would be too much. I’m part of a private online business course/workshop groups (paid) on Facebook that I get a lot of value out – for that reason alone I frequent that site. It’s not only checking out single girls photo’s. We have discussions on creating online businesses.
So I’ll probably go with first option which is block FB during the day so I can focus on output.
BTW: There is a cool software out there called selfcontrol app.com. It will stop you from checking certain websites until say 6 pm when you’re done work and back at your apartment.
Will experiment with this software this month and report back.
Hope you had a good Monday!