|I need some alone time.|
In other words, sometimes we have to physically remove ourselves from all the distractions. The closer and more in-our-face our triggers, the more likely we will give in to temptation. Just like the distant future seems fuzzy, unimportant and distant, the objects feeding our impulsiveness seem more important when they are right in front of us. Sooo, the theme for today's DMG is "Out of sight, out of mind."
Task: Work in a place free of distractions and temptations.
Info: When you procrastinate, what do you do instead of working? Do you compulsively check email? Facebook? Watch TV? Chat with co-workers? Whatever it is, your job today is to put yourself in a position that is away from your main distractions and get some work done. If your main distractions are online, try to bring work with you that is not computer-related. If you must use your computer, do not open any programs (including a browser) that could trigger procrastination. Do what it takes, but hide from temptation!
Goal: Work for 2 solid hours in solitary confinement.
What do you think? Does this strategy work for you? Post your thoughts in the comments!