Zooming with the Distraction Monster

Most of us are working from home these days. I am in week four! I read a lot about the opportunity to slow down during this time. Why do I still feel overwhelm? Am I the only one scheduling too many Zoom calls? I doubt it. All this zooming around has allowed my Distraction Monster to get bigger again.
 
So, I try to be kind to myself and go back to the starting line of organizing a productive workday. Last night, I wrote down the major value added activities I aimed to achieve today. This included blocking time for research, reading, meditation, and device free physical activity. I will check email and Slack only twice, once in the morning, a second time at the end of the day.
 
I am hopeful about the future. I believe we can embrace technology in an intentional way. I don’t know how long we will be stuck in home and virtual work spaces. But I will take small steps to become the master of my tools again.
 
Last week, I gave an interview on this topic. A short closing thought is here. Listen to the full interview here.