We all need to focus every day to get our art done and to ship it, means to put it in front ot an audience. Unfortunately it’s become more and more difficult to focus well. Too much stuff going on in the world.
No, wait. There’s always been the same amount of stuff going on, but now we just get interrupted by it more often. Constantly.
If you want to get things done, there are two simple ways to get into the zone.
1. Don’t read the news (or any other publication).
Stop buyng newspapers, magazines etc. Read the headlines on your way to the coffeeshop. The really important news will reach you no matter what. Just don’t actively bring that kind of noise into your system.
2. Work, then switch on your computer.
The easiest way to shut off the noise is to NOT switch it on in the first place. If you have work that needs to get done, do it first, then, AFTER you’re done, switch on the noise if you need to.
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