Being distracted takes you out of living a purposeful life and it allows you to kind of get bounced around on the waves of what’s happening rather than creating exactly what you want from life. This picture below reminds me of WHY I do what I do in business, for my family, for the moments, for the people I love and that’s why having things that I’m addicted to are a problem. I have a solution for me and for you so read on if you’d love to know what it is…
So, yea, I have a few addictions and they are HARD to remove from my life. I try often and I try hard. But… alas, they creep back in and they start to push out things that are more important and that just won’t do.
Most of us are addicted to AT LEAST ONE of the following things, how many are YOU addicted to (c’mon now I’m opening up, you can too, right? 😉 ) ….
MY CONFESSION… My Addictions:
I’m addicted to new emails in my inbox (though I have gotten good at ignoring them, too).
I’m addicted to my facebook feed.
I’m addicted to binge watching Netflix.
Oh and I’m addicted to sugar, too, but that’s another problem for another day lol!
Phew! Confession feels good.
Well admitting is the first step, right?
The next step… taking action.
Help is on the way! It’s in the form of my popular 30 Day Distraction Challenge RIGHT HERE!
Let me elaborate…
I’m wondering if we can chat about Internet Addiction?… specifically wasting time on social media because you are “compelled” to do it and also in your email inbox. It’s a serious issue and it’s not just with the Millennials, either!
I’m going to fully admit to you that I have an addictive personality. I’m an “all or nothing” type person. I don’t “dabble” as a friend said of me a little while ago.
I’ve never been addicted to drugs, cigarettes or alcohol, gladly, but it’s why I have a super hard time with sugar (when my mom can literally eat JUST ONE), why I will binge watch Netflix (when others don’t), why I get wayyyy to involved in social media posts and why I am totally obsessed with online marketing and creating the Laptop Lifestyle (that’s the good side)!
Anyway… I have some solutions, too.
I’ve run the 30 Day Distraction Challenge multiple times before and if there’s one thing I learned by running that challenge is that I am NOT alone in my addictions! I’ve had over 400 people pledging to do better like me and going through the daily emails to keep them on track!! Oh and I had almost 300 people in the private group, keeping accountable, one you’ll be invited to when you join the challenge. I have had some incredible feedback from that challenge.
But I’m not stopping there! There were a few things I could make better about the last challenge and I”m doing that now and releasing it on November 1st. Every time I run this challenge it just gets better and better.
Look… I’m lighthearted most of the time but this one weighs heavy. When I’m so compelled to check my phone that my daughter gets annoyed at the sight of it in my hand I know there’s a problem. When she tells me to get off my phone or just starts pretending she doesn’t have time for people because SHE’S on her pretend phone I know I have a problem (these have all happened). I also know that when I put the phone DOWN and completely focus on her she is so much more happy, content AND co-operative. There is no excuse and that’s why this challenge has got to start ASAP.
I know I can be a better mom, wife, sister and daughter if I FOCUS.
I know I need to break the patterns that are keeping me from the MAJOR GROWTH I’m on the cusp of.
And you? Could you be less distracted? More focus? More productive? More involved in your family because you’re getting more done in less time? I bet you could 😉
I’m sooooo excited!