Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Embrace harmless distractions, part of Time Management Tips.
- I teach that it's important to avoid switches,…to avoid having your attention…constantly pulled in lots of different directions.…But is there ever a moment when these little diversions…can actually be healthy and helpful?…I'm talking about harmless distractions,…things that are little vices, like watching videos online…or spending time in social media,…or even just playing the occasional video game.…Now, what we want to do is give these things a place…but that isn't excessive.…
We do not want to say that these things are forbidden.…Because making something forbidden actually creates…a tendency for it to become more addictive…and for you to spend more time in it.…For example, I once worked with a business owner who,…when we analyzed his time, it turned out…that he was spending 20 hours every week,…in the workplace, playing a video game.…He thought that I would tell him,…"You need to stop playing that video game."…but instead, what I suggested,…was that we scheduled time in his week to play the game.…
Five hours a week, which was much more reasonable.…
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