In every activity that requires full concentration, I have a problem, distractions.
Now that I've started coding, I have to face a lot of distractions, because I can't code without my laptop (or can I? 🤔). The most common is Youtube, Netflix, or WOW (World of Warcraft 😍). Usually, when I just can't concentrate I take a 20 minutes break and then I keep working, but a lot of times those 20 mins. become in 1 hour, 2 hours, and I get mad because of the time wasted, and I can't keep working.
I tried the other way, when I don't wanna work I give me 20 mins. of full work and if there's no progress then I take a break. Sometimes the 20 minutes turn in 3 hours, that's awesome, but also sometimes I just can't.
I listen always the same playlist in Spotify because it's a way to know how much time I've been working, I listen to the whole musical of Hamilton, that's almost 3 hours of concentration and after that, I can take a break of 1 hour, I keep Youtube and Netflix block, that's the most useful strategy till now.
The distractors are not only online. When I'm home I take a nap, eat, clean, instead of focus. To get out of a comfort zone, I go to coffee shops, does that also happen to you?
How do you get focus? Can you concentrate more at home or outside? At what time do you prefer to work? what's your strategy or advice? I know there's nothing stronger than discipline, but we always need some help to keep it.
Thanks a lot!
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