Tuesday, 13 January 2009
I'm easily distracted
I have said it before; I really enjoy being a freelancer, although some days are harder than others. But that's life, right? The thing is; I'm very easily distracted, especially by the big mighty Internet. I do a lot of research online, and I'm a frequent user of online dictionaries (this one too), but there's also so much fun going on. I don't even want to think about all the (great, inspiring) time I have spent on Flickr and reading blogs over the last two-three years...
The best tool I have come up with so far to fight my weakness, is to log the workday. I write down in a little black book what I do every hour of the workday. That way I'm aware of how many hours I actually work during a day, and how much time I waste being distracted. At the end of the day (week and month) I sum up; how has the workday been?
More than 8 hours work = a very good workday
8 hours work = a good work day
6 hours work = a rather good workday
4 hours work = the workday could have been better
2 hours work = a bad workday
Do you have any good techniques to fight distractions and absent-mindedness?
Gotta go back to work. My lunch break has been too long.