I know distractions are kind of hard to deal with. Because they are not just distractions, they are also our source of pleasure.
All our distractions are reasons for your life. And we are constantly working hard just to get a good taste of those distractions.
Most of the time, our distractions are TV (Netflix, Prime Videos, Voot, etc.), any platform that supplies videos as a form of content, and a source that allows us to stream these platforms, like cell phones and laptops. And these distractions vary from person to person.
Some might get distracted because of videos, some might like music, some might be into books other than their course books.
So whatever the reason is, the only problem here is that you're getting distracted.
I don't know what your reason for distraction is, so I will be considering some basic ones in this post. You can comment your reason in the comments.
What is Distraction?
Anything that prevents you from focusing on your goal and studies or decided aim is a distraction for you.
In other words, extreme agitation of your mind.
Simply put, distraction is anything that removes you from hard work and moves you towards your pleasures.
That's why it is so easy to distract anyone, because, in most cases, distractions are the reason for our dopamine release, which is important to keep us happy and excited.
So, being distracted is not totally wrong because it makes you happy and gives you reasons to keep moving forward because you want to increase the level of pleasure in your life.
So when distraction becomes wrong?
When it starts costing you your dreams, whenever this happens, your distractions turn out to be a reason for your pain instead of pleasure.
So it's better to avoid them as soon as possible until you've achieved what you wanted to achieve.
How to avoid distractions?
Basically, it's not a hard thing to do.
First, you need to make a list of things that are distracting you from your goal.
Like, your phone, television, porn, games, mind trauma, friends, girlfriend, etc.
Once you're done with the listing thing, now, you only need to realize what's important to you. And start prioritizing things.
In my case, I priorities things in two categories. First, I achieve primary goals and then move to secondary ones.
- Primary Goals.
- Secondary Goals.
Primary Goals: Include things that are important to me now. If I have exams next month, they are going to fall under the primary list. In the same way, I make a list of everything.
- My studies
- MY work
- My time usage
- My Important Projects.
All Fall under primary list.
Secondary List: This includes things that I am going to do after achieving my primary goals. Which is, hanging out with friends, playing games, and enjoying Netflix and all.
And most importantly, I will stick to it because if I am not going to stick to the list, then what's the point in making this list?
So if you totally want to stay focused on your goal and want to avoid all the distractions, then you need the following things.
- Commitment to yourself
- Never break that commitment.
- Never prioritise your distractions over your goals.
- While studying, keep things that distract you away from you, such as your phone.
- Never waste time because distractions make you do so.
- Start by making a list of things that are important to you and make sure to achieve them.
Follow the above tips and I am sure all these tips are going to help you avoid your distractions easy.
Best for for IIT JEE preparation.
How to stay focused on studies.