focus

Hiding in the Car: Notes on Distraction (+ free hypnosis for focus)

I was trying to write and instead I was just staring at the computer. My mind was blank.

My curser kept directing itself to the Safari icon. It kept automatically clicking. Facebook. Email. Facebook. Email.. I was supposed to be writing. I didn’t feel like writing. But I had a deadline. And I was doing everything I could to escape the Distraction. But it wasn't working.

So I used a trick I've got up my sleeve. I went out to the car and sat in the passenger side to write. It was like a quiet, sunny cocoon. The air was slightly stale and warm. No internet. Nowhere to go. It contained my distraction momentarily.