Working a business from home part time (or even full time) can be quite a challenge. One BIG reason? Distractions that SEEM legitimate.
Darren of ProBlogger writes a post aimed at bloggers who are distracted during the day, but his observations readily apply to someone doing NM (or any business) from home…
“Have you ever had one of those days where you set aside time to blog and while you spend the whole time that you put aside busily doing ’stuff’ – you don’t end up actually writing anything?
“I had one of those days this last week. After what felt like a busy day of ‘work’ I realized I’d not actually produced a single blog post.
“As I looked back over my day and the things that I’d done it struck me that there are a lot of tasks that bloggers do that are important – but that can at times become distracting from… well… writing posts… the core task of any blogger. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][OR reaching out to or describing your buyers more precisely – KK]
“In my own blogging I try to guard against becoming distracted by:
- Having goals (both long term but also daily goals)
- Being aware how I’m spending time (periodically throughout each day I stop and ask myself if I’m on track
- Setting time aside for the most important tasks (I put aside three mornings a week specifically for content creation – I block out this time and remove other distractions for these times.
What distracts you most from blogging/doing your NM business? How do you keep yourself on track?