How to Avoid Distractions Like Cats Playing the Piano
All writers will tell you how difficult it is to write with so many distractions.
You never know when someone might knock at the door or the phone will ring.
You might be finding it difficult to write and find your muse, and think that baking a cake is a much easier option.
And, you might find that social media and all those funny cat videos are just too hard to resist!
Turn Off the Phone and Lock the Door
Perhaps the easiest way to write without physical distractions is to simply turn off your phone and lock the door.
Many writers put a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign on their door or even their front gate.
You should put your phone on silent or leave it in another room – far enough away so you aren’t distracted by the flashing lights and be tempted to pick it up.
Talk Yourself Out of Checking Social Media
No one can control another human being so when it comes to checking social media 20 times a day only you are responsible.
You have to be honest with yourself.
Is the world going to end if you don’t check Facebook? Will you miss out on a life changing Tweet today?
Avoiding online and physical distractions takes will power, but it is solely our choice.
Think how much better you will feel when you’ve completed a day’s writing without any distractions.
Imagine what it is going to be like when you finally type, ‘The End’ on your manuscript.
If nothing more, these two things should give you the self-control to ignore those annoying distractions.