Sunday, December 22, 2013

Creating an external motivator

Many people struggle to motivate themselves and stay on task. If you spend a great deal of time sitting in front of a computer, you may find yourself easily distracted from what you know you should be working on. Some of the more common distractions include excessive web surfing and email checking. If you are a blogger that allows comments, perhaps you spend too much time checking for them. Actions such as these can bring people in another world of sorts and it’s easy to lose one’s sense of time and before you know it, minutes or hours are gone.

Having an external reminder of some sort can be helpful. You could have on a wall next to your work space a piece of paper that says something along the lines of “get things done,” “do the work,” “work on the list,” or something along those lines. It’s important that the wording is bold, in your line of sight, short, and direct. In place of or in addition to having a motivator on the wall you could have one of those slogans written on the image set as your background on your computer monitor and/or phone. I really think this is a great idea. One obvious benefit to this that the motivator is portable.

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