Secret to Success: Schedule Time For Distractions

While it’s critical to analyze how you’re spending your time and to set healthy boundaries at work and at home, you also need to let loose and have some fun!

Scheduling time for distractions is definitely one of my favorite productivity tips.

If all you do is work, work, work, your energy will eventually be sapped and you’ll find yourself burning out.

Part of managing your time better so that you can be more productive is to actually schedule time for distractions.

This seems a bit counter-productive, doesn’t it?

But really, blocking time out for distractions is a smart productivity tactic.

Distraction scheduling allows you to not only get your work done but also to enjoy the pleasures of blissful nothingness. The best of both worlds!

Time blocking is a favorite time management method of many highly productive people and you can apply it in your quest to not only do your work but also to allow yourself to be distracted.

Distractions are a part of life whether we welcome them or not. Sometimes we can’t control them, but other times we can.

Take the opportunity to maximize your productivity by scheduling distraction time as a way to manage what you can control.

Instead of succumbing to distractions, schedule them!

See you next week for more tools on how to be more productive!

Until Next Time,

Jacqueline M. Baker

I enjoy doing a lot of things, but at the top of that list is inspiring people to take action and harness their inner CONFIDENCE!! I love assisting people with discovering and reaching their full potential and I do so through the fields of etiquette and leadership. Now, I wouldn't dare say that I’m a traditional etiquette and leadership consultant. This may be a little confusing because what could possibly exude more of a traditional feeling than being a good leader and practicing good etiquette?

But my perspective and approach to leadership is more nuanced and modern. I believe that leadership shouldn’t only coalesce among our C-suite executives. Leadership can be a vast and inclusive concept, and everyone has leadership potential in their own unique way in both professional and social settings (my book, Leader by Mistake, talks all about this). I take great pride in curating and delivering classes and content that inspire people to lead wherever they are and with the tools that that they have so that they can advance to their next level.

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