The irony is not lost on me that I literally got too distracted with life and other stuff to actually write on how to reduce distractions.
Here’s what happened – I’ve been suffering from a dull headache for the last few days, nothing too bad – just, well…distracting. Advil and water didn’t help, sleep only postponed it until I was awake again. Allergies? No.
Then it occurred to me….I haven’t changed out my contacts in a while. (I replace my contacts every couple of weeks).
And that did it! Which brings me to Tips 6 & 7 of the 28 Days of Reducing Distractions
#6 – Take your medicine.
There is a difference between getting a cold or the flu or a having a serious illness. But if you suffer from headaches, or allergies or muscle pain from exercise – – keep your everyday medication handy and keep on top of them. Don’t let the pain and suffering get so bad that you can’t function.
#7 – Take care of yourself first. AKA – put your breathing mask on first.
You know how they tell you to do this on an airplane. I get it! You can’t help others when you’re plagued by distractions of your own. Eat on a regular schedule, take your vitamins and drink plenty of water and get good rest. Only when you’re taken care of can you take care of others.