Posted on Jun 23, 2016
SGM Erik Marquez
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Avoiding being distracted (say by a computer with RP up on the screen) Some internet shopping that needed to be done..BUT NOT NOW, or whatever pulls you away from "work"..
What works for you?

How do you stay focused,,,especially when it is a task you're not really interested in, or challenging in an un fun way (difficult but not rewarding)

I would prefer to not have to resort to "Banning" myself...silly things like unplugging the laptop, shutting off the phone.....locking myself in the shop and breaking the key to the pass through door to the house ..

But it's coming to that, or I build/ rent an off site location for work....
Edited 6 y ago
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CPT Jack Durish
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Edited 6 y ago
Discipline. It's a mark of maturity. If you have it you can work even in a room of rabid orangutans with diarrhea.
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PO3 Sandra Gomke
PO3 Sandra Gomke
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Wow!! What a visual!! :D
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SGM Erik Marquez
SGM Erik Marquez
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OK, well apparently i used it all up working with rabid orangutans with diarrhea in Army uniform over 28 years.. So next suggestion as that one is played out.
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plan out your day so that you incorporate short breaks. take a walk...look at RP (only briefly). I work behind a computer all day....I take 10 minute walks each our to stretch and do something different. (smokers take smoke breaks, I take fresh air breaks). you do what you need to do to help stay refocused and motivated.
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PO3 Sandra Gomke
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When I know I have serious chores (like spring cleaning and painting) to do at home I leave the laptop in the car. Out of sight, out of mind. It works for me because at my age, I forget I left it there. ;)
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