3 easy ways to get more done and stay out of That cursed rabbit hole!


noun: rabbit hole; plural noun: rabbit holes

1.

a rabbit’s burrow.

“a heather-covered hillside full of rabbit holes”

2.

used to refer to a bizarre, confusing, or nonsensical situation or environment, typically one from which it is difficult to extricate oneself.

I am so guilty of going down that rabbit hole of internet searches calling it research and development. What a joke. Those ads to the side get me everytime. Ooh pretty shiny thing, I’ll just look for a sec. Next thing you know it’s 2 hours later and I have done nothing to my website and my deadline for that project is ever looming. So this is my practice. 

1. Set scheduled times in your calendar to be on the internet. Period. Set a timer in your phone to be done in a Certain amount of time. When it sing dings be strict about getting off the internet and getting on to the next part of your day. I call this compartmentalizing your time. 

2. Create before consuming. Stick to your content calendar. Create your social media posts for your company   Or project. And if there is time left on your timer or schedule then you can surf and consume. 

3. Practice and forgive. Practice and forgive. Practice and forgive. Follow these 2 easy pieces of advice everyday   You’ll find yourself getting more done, scheduling more posts, creating more content. And when you find yourself in the rabbit hole forgive yourself. Start over, it’s about practice it’s not about perfection, it’s just about getting more done. Forgive yourself for when you go down the rabbit hole and you wasted 30 minutes of valuable time of your life and your career. And move on. 

It has taken me a couple of years to be diligent about taking these steps. The way I know it has worked is when I’m with a group and they say hey did you see what blah blah did last weekend? I have no idea. My consumption is way down and creation is way up. I’m getting there and you can too. It’s the simple little things we can do to get better, bebetter amd do more for others and ourselves. 

Now go be brilliant! 

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