10 Ways to Minimize Distractions and Stay Focused on Your Writing


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Writing requires concentration. You will need to set yourself up for success and take responsibility for preventing interruptions or distractions during your writing time. This deck will share 10 ways to minimize writing distractions so you can stay focused on your writing and help you develop a sustainable writing habit and demolish writer’s block.

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  • This is something I am working on. I have all day to write though. I spend about 4 hours writing for clients, about two hours working on my book and another hour or two on my blog. It is exhausting and so easy to get distracted! Not looking up from my laptop is the hardest part. Squirrel!
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10 Ways to Minimize Distractions and Stay Focused on Your Writing

  1. Ways to Minimize Distractions and Stay Focused 1010 http://www.flickr.com/photos/53326337@N00/6391831325/ on Your WritingWriting
  2. Writing requires concentration. http://www.flickr.com/photos/45961320@N07/6212638832/
  3. Every time you get interrupted, you lose a few minutes. http://www.flickr.com/photos/77197860@N00/2050977429/
  4. Studies say that it takes anywhere from 5 to 25 minutes to regain the level of focus you had before getting interrupted. http://www.flickr.com/photos/28807271@N04/3967849907/
  5. When you’ve only got an hour or so a day to make progress, you need to keep that time sacred. http://www.flickr.com/photos/34427466731@N01/241843728/http://www.flickr.com/photos/34427466731@N01/241843728/
  6. You need to take responsibility for preventing distractions while writing. http://www.flickr.com/photos/7502552@N06/2310302652/
  7. Wear noise-canceling earphones. 1 http://www.flickr.com/photos/48889119834@N01/2384583419/
  8. Wear earplugs. 2 http://www.flickr.com/photos/35928519@N00/1564893435/
  9. Listen to instrumental music.3 http://www.flickr.com/photos/34316967@N04/7137607625/http://www.flickr.com/photos/34316967@N04/7137607625/
  10. Invest in a white noise machine and play it. 4 http://www.flickr.com/photos/41304517@N00/6803496340/
  11. Work in a space where you can close the door and block out sounds from the rest of the house. 5 http://www.flickr.com/photos/98227537@N00/2277420652/
  12. Sit in a remote part of a park, restaurant or coffee shop, away from loud talkers or groups. http://www.flickr.com/photos/46391909@N08/5224546682/http://www.flickr.com/photos/46391909@N08/5224546682/ 6
  13. Put on your blinders and refuse to look up from your computer screen when things happen around you. 7 http://www.flickr.com/photos/34427466731@N01/101594790/
  14. Remind yourself that this is your sacred time; refuse to engage with the waitress or people in your household. 8 http://www.flickr.com/photos/41619721@N02/8384537140/
  15. Clear your writing desk of all unnecessary items. 9 http://www.flickr.com/photos/25188624@N02/5094064600/
  16. Silence your computer and phone so you won’t hear the “ding” when you get a new email or text message. 10 http://www.flickr.com/photos/22220144@N06/2351656805/
  17. You can generate a high word count in a short amount of time http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035555243@N01/176219371/
  18. The trick is to focus on writing and nothing else for at least an hour each day. http://www.flickr.com/photos/69507579@N00/504174956/
  19. Are YOU ready to make this happen? http://www.flickr.com/photos/39217945@N00/3654713501/
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