Author TravelHacker
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If you prefer to read this, I have written about Setting the Stopwatch here.

Please comment below and share your experience with Setting the Stopwatch and / or your #1 tip on avoiding distractions.

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Avecita Premium
Hi Stephanie. Great tip. I haven't tried this for my article and content writing yet, - just other writing outside of WA, but I really should because I too have found it useful. Great to know I'm not the only one who can remove all common distractions and yet expertly find more! I will apply this tip more often.
Also great that you posted a video, - people get to know their fellow WA-ers a bit more that way and it's nice. Happy writing.
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TravelHacker Premium
Oh, as a queen of procrastination, if there's one thing I can do regardless of all circumstances, it's find distractions! You are most definitely not alone!
I've had times where I would sit in front of my computer attempting to write a post for HOURS and not end up with anything done! Sometimes it would take me a week to complete what should have taken me an hour or two tops...
Since I've started setting the stopwatch, my productiveness has gone way up :)
And thanks for the kind words. Best of luck!
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Funmine Premium
My tip is, sitting alone in a quiet room when you know people in your household are also busy doing something. That way you're certain that distractions are less likely to happen, at least from that end. I think everybody knows that!
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TravelHacker Premium
Yup, having a safe, quiet work space is definitely the way to go when working on something that requires focus and concentration.
Thanks for sharing that!
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Tanti1969 Premium
Setting just 20 minutes to study, or which number that could give you maximum concentration time. So 20 minutes, rest, 20 minutes again and so on.
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TravelHacker Premium
Right on, Tanti!
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Trialynn Premium
You made some good points!
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TravelHacker Premium
Hope you found this useful...
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JenniUK Premium
Great advice, I will be using this as ironically, I was in the middle of writing and then my Ipod notified me of this training and I stopped writing straight away to see what was going on hahaha.
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Funmine Premium
Distractions have a way of sneaking in to break your trail of thought and it may take a while to recover. Once I have the flow, I try to put everything down before looking at anything else. However, I must admit, this can be a challenge sometimes, but knowing the right thing to do is very helpful.
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TravelHacker Premium
:-)
We've all been there and done that! But yeah, this is exactly what I was talking about... We've all been guilty of it ;)
I hope that you will give this a try and see if it helps...
Best of luck Jenni!
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