Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Dealing with Distractions
I was reminded that fighting distractions is a constant battle. The fact is, sometimes distractions come disguised as harmless options or even good things. There are many things that can distract us from what’s really important - things like meetings, TV, sports, reading, and even email.
That’s one of my biggest distractions. I like to get up early so that I can read and pray and jump into sermon prep while I’m still fresh. Lately however, I have found myself turning my computer on and checking email before anything else. While that’s not really bad, it does serve as a distraction because it takes time.
What are your greatest distractions? What are you doing to fight them? When you walk into your office or place of employment tomorrow look around and ask yourself, “Is my desk and/or office a distraction?” One commitment I made today is that I will work to keep my desk clear of anything that will distract me from doing what is most important each day.