All it takes is just one email, a single Facebook notification, a Like on your latest Instagram photo to distract you from your work.
Once you’re distracted, it takes a long time to get focused and go back to work.
I know this better than anyone because I used to face this problem almost every day. It’s something you have to deal with when you’re working from home.
People working at an office can at least stay focused on the work at hand out of the fear they have for their boss. But for a freelancer working from home, procrastination is an ongoing war.
For example, I’ve been writing a book for over a year now and it’s still not halfway done. That’s how much I love procrastinating. I’d rather watch an episode of Big Bang Theory than finishing a chapter of my book.
That was me not so long ago. But, not anymore. I’m no longer procrastinating. At least not as much as I used to.
I found an effective new strategy to boost my productivity. And if you’re like me and have trouble focusing on work, you might want to give this strategy a try.