"By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination."
For the past few weeks I've been fighting to keep focused on my writing despite a growing list of HUGE things weighing on my mind. So I did a bit of research on distractions and found this very interesting video: Multi-Tasking and the Distracted Mind . If you're interested in how the brain works and how social media affects your ability to remember things, you'll enjoy this 20 minute lively and amusing presentation.
After watching the video, I knew I needed to make some changes in my writing routine. First I must break my tweeting while writing habit. This is the one distraction I can control. Second, I need to return to my morning pages (which I learned from Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way) As for all the other things playing tug-of-war with my mind, they will hopefully resolve themselves within a few months. I must be patient.
So what do you do when a distracted mind inhibits your writing?