At any given time, our senses are being bombarded by distractions. Sights, sounds, smells: all kinds of sensory stimuli and intrusions on our minds, vying for attention daily. Being able to cut out distractions is a valuable tool that gives you the edge in avoiding and combating fatigue.
1. Be aware of the distractions. Many people go through life bumping up against sensory distractions, unaware of the impact it is having on them. A young boy would oftentimes get in trouble every time his family took him out for Chinese food. No matter how much effort his family put into setting limits for him and warning him to behave, he would always end up ruining the evening with an outburst. It turned out that the vibrant orange colour of the walls in their local Chinese restaurant was causing this small boy to become distracted and overwhelmed. The only way he knew how to let off the steam of his sensory discomfort was to act out.
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Dealing with business burnout involves facing hidden habits we may not even be aware we have … and getting to the cause of them. Here are some tips to get you started.
1. Stop the Hurry Before You Start
Many entrepreneurs rush into the day’s business activities without pausing for breath. This doesn’t just mean eating a healthy breakfast and meditating. It also applies when you sit down at your desk and begin to work.
Take the first 15-30 minutes to plan your day. Clean up your desktop, close unnecessary browser tabs, if you have left them open. Check your To-Do list. Determine your priorities. Turn on any productivity apps you are using… then go.
2. Remove Clutter and Distractions
Clutter can be confusing and distracting. Clean off your desk; either at night or first thing before you start work (whichever feels better to you).
Donate or toss any item on your desktop and in your home office that doesn’t give you pleasure or inspiration, or...