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We often struggle with internal distractions. We get restless, bored, frustrated, or anxious about the task.
The best way to handle these emotions is to plan what exactly you will work on, how you will work on it, and what steps you will follow. Once you have a plan, getting started is easy.
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Consistently picking the same space for focused work will condition your brain to enter the right state of mind.
For any focused work session, we should prevent the distractions we can control.
Anxiety is a cause of procrastination. You feel your upcoming work will be difficult, so you find a way to distract yourself.
Keep a time log of when you do focused work throughout the day. It makes focus more noteworthy than the feeling of being busy all day.
Wearing headphones can block out some of the ambient sounds and create a subtle barrier to being interrupted.
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