We all have a few things that we just can’t seem to tear ourselves away from. It adds time onto my writing but I have no regrets. We all need brain breaks, right? Here’s my top 5 from least distracting to greatest
There is always cleaning to do. When I sit down to write if I see something I can sort out quickly, I will do it. Then once I start on that small task I find another thing, then another, and I have to remind myself that my story isn’t going to write itself.
4. The Outdoors.
I will, mid writing, get up and sit outside in the sun.Simply cuz I want some vitamin Sun splashed on my face.
3. Random things to research
I’ll get a thought, a tiny one and it may have nothing to do with my story, but I must know the answer right and there. So then I begin googling whatever it is. Sometimes it leads to 15 tabs open, but usually my curiosity is satisfied by the first open tab and I can return to my writing a bit smarter than when I left.
2. Messages and Phone calls
These get me. It’s like my closest friends know right when I sit down to write. That’s everyone decides to call and text me. I’m not sure why this happens. But I love hearing from them so it’s hard to ignore the calls and texts.
- Social Media
It’s my biggest downfall. I’ll click it open just to look at one thing and then, bam I’m scrolling. I think with Covid it’s been worse. It’s my escape and people are using it more now than ever. So… yea I’ve been using it a lot more too.
So there’s my list. I wonder if these 5 things will still be my distractions in 10 years.
What are your top 5 distractions?