Adventure 212 ~ The Big Distraction Project [Day 4]

Today, I realise that by removing the distraction of social media (in particular), I am beginning to appreciate human contact MUCH more!

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

 

Adventure 210 ~ The Big Distraction Project [Day 2]

Okay, I’m owning up : the radio silence is becoming a little uncomfortable. Yes, it’s completely true : I’ve been fabulously productive over the last 2 days, but I am starting to feel a little cut off from the world.

Today, I managed to craft a curriculum vitae to submit with my manuscript to the next agent on my list. The process made me smile (I haven’t written one of these since 1997) and I’ve produced a single-page document that is a complete reflection of who I am : I squeezed my whole life onto an A4 sheet of paper!  I wanted to share the experience… not necessarily with the whole world but definitely with some of my friends with whom I’d normally have daily contact via a Facebook group.

I emailed them, but it’s not the same. There is something alive and connecting about social media; not all of it but certainly some of  it.

So, it seems that behind my “distraction” lies a sense of disconnection. I might need a bit of time to process this : I work largely on my own with a transitory client-base. So I ask myself, is social media a distraction for me or does it, in fact, perform an important function for me? Does it provide me with colleagues and a lively working environment?

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

Adventure 209 ~ Send My Manuscript To A Literary Agent [Without Getting Distracted]

Well, it’s Day 1 of  The Big Distraction Project and things are going rather well! (It actually feels like I’ve been driving with the handbrake on until today 😛 ). In fact, things have gone so well that I’m ahead of schedule and have even managed to submit the manuscript for my short story to a literary agent (which feels very exciting).

 

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

Adventure 208 ~ The Big Distraction Project

The questions that came up for me yesterday (as a result of reading Steven Pressfield’s “Turning Pro”) have given me an idea for a 7-day adventure! For 7 days, I’ve decided to remove as many distractions in my life as I can. For 7 days I will not be active on social media. For 7 days I will not drink wine. For 7 days I will avoid “hiding” in work and start taking healthy, nourishing breaks.

If I remove these distractions, I wonder what I will discover? As usual. I’ll be keeping a daily video diary (I reckon this adventure could get really interesting. In fact, I reckon this adventure might even be a significant turning point for me!)

I am just going outside and may be some time!

JT