It’s super easy to get caught up in the sticky web of distraction with two major consequences:
- We get diverted from our most important work – where we can have the most impact
- We close down and start to behave in a reactionary, automatic way without the full toolbox of choices available to us
While it’s hard to catch yourself in the moment, we can set a few alarms to go off throughout the day to trigger the following 2 questions:
- Am I doing my most important work right now? If not, how can I get to it asap?
- Am I behaving in a way which I would be happy for those I most love and admire to see?
These questions – or variations of them – can be helpful tools to course correct us. They can help to steer us back towards the kinds action and behaviour which will truly serve us in the long term.