How To Stay Focused Without Focusing On What You’re Watching

For most people, distraction is a constant, and distraction is a major problem that distracts us from the things that matter.

I’m a new dad, so I need time to myself. I need to be able to enjoy things without the distraction of other people, television or other media that can be distracting. How do I stay focused? I watch a lot of television, but not anymore. I spend a lot of my time doing work on my computer (and reading books to do that on the computer), or I read a good book. I also listen to music and some podcasts (like this one). I’m working on my podcast, so I’m trying to stay ahead of what’s coming next.

The best way to not be distracted is to take a break, and then go back to work.

The best way to stay focused is to create your own schedule, or create a new pattern for when you have free time.

There are different kinds of distractions, such as: 

Dedication – making sure that you do something every day to make sure that you’re doing the things that matter to you.  Focus – focusing on what is important in your life, such as your family, faith, health, and more.  Distraction – the Internet, television, other media.  Procrastination – if you take a longer break than you really should, it will not only be confusing, there’s a high chance you won’t accomplish anything other than procrastinating for a longer time.  Distraction is the cause of a lot of productivity issues.  

In my book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up – Simplifying Your Life and Creating More Time for Play and Meaning, I have chapters on all of these issues. (click on the cover)

What you can do to stay focused is to practice focusing, and to focus on the activity you want to do, and what you have to do in order to get a task done. If you focus on the activity you want to do, you will stay focused on it. (click on the cover)

Click here for the ebook version of the book. It includes the four parts of the book:   – The Essential Guide to Getting Things Done – Getting In Touch With Your Creative Self – The Three Simple Steps to Find New Meaning – The Six Steps to Becoming More Productive. For more tips on staying focused, and to get more information on the book itself, please see the book page at:

I also have other posts related to being focused on being productive. You can see those posts by going to:

For my eBook, I have an introduction by Robert Greene that covers the entire book. Robert Greene is the author of The 48 Laws of Power, The 48 Laws of Violence, and The 48 Laws of Good Writing. He has written many bestselling books, including, Get Out of the Business of Making Money, The 100 Greatest Profits Ever, And the Joy of Less . You can learn more about Robert at:

I also also have a short video I have made on this topic: .

You can also download my audio book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up , which is available in ePub format.