Distraction Technique

Finding time when life gets in the way

Lifestyle Review

It's been a while since our last blog post. We have been working on new products, pursuing opening up a full time venue for BJJ and also expanding our PunchStrong family with the arrival of a mini PunchStrong.

  With all the new commitments I started to think about how I could best utilise my time not only to complete the items above but also continue to train as much as possible.

I started to look at the essential time that I couldn't or would refused to change, these times represent family and work time as without either of these I wouldn't have the fun with my family or the ability to pursue my goals. With those time booked out I looked at the remaining time and to be honest at first it didn't look like much availability. But I started to think about how I could make the best of the time I do have and this all boiled down to taking away distractions.


There are so many distractions that people wouldn't even realise without stepping back and taking an outside view. TV is a massive distraction, although it does have some great points. To me if I am not learning, growing or gaining something then it is a bad distraction. If I am watching a training video or some kind of motivational program then this is going to help achieve my targets, if I am sitting there watching trash TV of an hour, that is an hour wasted and I can't get it back.

  If I was able to focus an extra hour per week or even every few days on a task can you imagine how great you will be at that task in a months’ time, then view this in a years’ time. Think of how you could hit those reps or even pick up that foreign language book, guitar would vastly improve if that were your aim. However, this takes discipline.


Discipline is not easy, it takes routine, commitment and sacrifice... but you know what... just do it... I promise you it will be worth it! And when you look back in a month, 6 months and even a years time you will see how much you have gained and improved upon your skill set/ target.


You all know what distracts you, distracted by media, distracted by food, distracted by sleep, these are all distractions that are preventing you from being where you want to be... so be honest with yourself, look at your time and see where you could fit that extra training session or even learn to play an instrument... then you will look back and be grateful for the discipline and sacrifice...PunchStrong

Alex Johnson

By Alex Johnson

My friends think of me as a mixed martial arts ninja and I don't disagree with them. I live in Essex (UK) with my wife and dog Kingston, who eats more protein than I do.

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