A Handy Tip For the Easily Distracted (Video)

Acclaimed author, artist and filmmaker Miranda July dreams up an idiosyncratic solution to the interruptions of modern life.

A Handy Tip For the Easily Distracted is a deleted scene from Miranda July’s feature length film The Future.

If you have never seen any of her work, start with the film Me and You and Everyone We know. It is charming, and all kinds of silly and funny.

Miranda July - Distracting objects trapped. (Screenshot/Vimeo)

Miranda July – Distracting objects all trapped, and finally ready to work. (Screenshot/Vimeo)

Besides trapping distracting objects and holding dresses hostage, another tip I have on being easily distracted, which isn’t as entertaining but works is: Don’t let your emotions rule.

Mood is a poor indicator of whether or not you should do something. Make a decision ahead of time and stick to it.

Allowing our moods to dictate our actions leads to procrastination and distraction, and Miranda July decided to turn that into a sweet little 3-minute film for all those procrastinators out there (myself included) to gain comic relief from the universal problem.

 Miranda July’s ‘A Handy Tip For the Easily Distracted’ is short, and delightfully distracting.

So with all the distracting objects in my house now trapped, I might just re-watch it myself.

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