Do you have any challenges with time management and distraction? If yes, this video (LinkedIn, Youtube) is for you.

I’ll share the outcome of how one of my clients addressed this topic.

After working together on this subject, she realized that to improve her time management, one of the actions was to be less distracted.

May be useful and relatable for you, the distraction came from two places:

– External trigger: someone asks you something (call, face to face, email, …) and you drop what you are doing to act on that request. The solution is, it’s ok to continue your task and respond later.

– Internal trigger: is was often due to a lack of something. Let’s say the internal trigger is: you are alone, you go on FB; you are bored, you google, youtube, …

The solution (for her) is: is acceptance & commitment technique/therapy. It’s to pause, it to sense it and give some time to feel the trigger.

Another outcome for my client was to plan the days with intentional actions.

As a conclusion, I would like to emphasize that anyone can improve their time management skills, to be relaxed and at ease with their daily accomplishments. But it all starts with self-compassion.

Thanks for listening.


Guiding Progress

Transcript of the video on challenges with time management and distraction:

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Hello. Do you have challenges with time
management and distractions? If yes this

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video is for you.
Chelsey is one of the clients with whom I

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have the pleasure to work with. She is a
business owner and has seven employees.

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And she wanted to improve her time
management skills. So I’ll share with you

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one of the outcomes of the work we did
together with regard to improving her

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time management skills. One of the things she realized is that she needed to be

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less distracted and, that translated into
two forms. The first form is more an

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external trigger where one of the
employees would come up to her and say:

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“Chelsey I need your help of the specific
tasks.” And Chelsey would just drop what

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she was doing and would help her
employee. She realizes now that it’s okay

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to say to her team members you know I’ll
get back to you once I’m finished with

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this important task or, letting them know
when she’s working on something

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important not to disturb her. Then
there’s a second trigger and that’s more

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an internal trigger and, an internal
trigger often has to do the fact that

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there is a lack of something. So she is
someone who’s very much aware and she

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realized that when she was doing some
repetitive work (internal trigger) that she would often be

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distracted by an external form so in her
case let’s say she would grab her phone

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and see if there’s any important email coming in and so on (google, social media …). So how did she

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address that specific challenge. I had
proposed a couple of possibilities to

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addressed it and, she took a technique
which …;) “has been around for a long time”

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along for quite a while. It’s in fact the
acceptance commitment technique where when

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you have the tendency of picking up
let’s say your phone. You just pause you

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don’t pick up your phone, you sense what
you’re feeling,

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potentially you write it down, anyhow you live with that moment (give it some time) a bit

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were that sensation without picking
up the phone and, what often happens is

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that wish to pick up the phone just
dissipates. So of course, there was

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another outcome which is important
besides you know being distracted as how

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can you plan how could she planned her

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more with intentional actions. If
today’s video was interesting. Yeah 😉 and

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like is always very much appreciated 🙂 and, otherwise I look forward to talking to

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you soon. All the best bye.

Hugh van Praet

I help businesses and individuals to move forward.


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