You may have heard that the average adult makes about 35,000 decisions a day! Of course tracking that to a credible source is difficult, if not impossible, but I think we can all agree we make many, many decisions on a daily basis. Each one is an opportunity for distraction and can impact your productivity. Benjamin Hardy, author of Willpower Doesn’t Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success, says you need more than willpower to stay on track. His suggestions are summarized in this post by Trello.
- Commit and then work your environment to facilitate that commitment
- Minimize the number of decisions you need to make each day
- Know your distractions and plan for them
- Enlist support.
The article is a quick read and has valuable examples and suggestions. If you’re prone to distractions take the time to read it and see what steps you can take today to improve your productivity.