One of my favorite distraction busting techniques is to “park” ideas as they pop into your head. Then, once you finish the task at hand, go back to the ideas in your parking lot and decide what to do with them. From a time management and choice management stand point, this is a much for effective use of your time than switching tasks each time a new idea pops into your head.
However, this strategy doesn’t always work!
I love the parking lot idea! Truly I do! I use it all the time when I’m working on the computer. HOWEVER, I find that I still get distracted by PEOPLE needing my help. Let’s be realistic – as much as I’d like to “put them in the parking lot” I just CAN’T! Any suggestions?
Your Easily Distracted Client
JoAnn is correct. It just isn’t as socially acceptable to “put” people in the parking lot!