Just because something is difficult doesn’t mean the right answer is to give up on it. I often have to remind myself of this. It’s sound advice, but it’s easier said than done. What are some ways to surpass these obstacles? Things I’ve tried include:

Timeboxing every high-priority activity.

Giving yourself strict boundaries can help with focus. I make sure any possible distractions, such as my phone, aren’t easily within reach. Sometimes I leave my phone in a different room, come back into my workspace, and shut the door.