How can you win the war against distraction?Become proactive about minimizing distractions. What are your most common distractors – notifications, noise, other people? Create ways to eliminate these within your workspace.
SCIENCE SAYS: The brain can take 20-25 minutes to reconnect with a task after a distraction. Anticipating and eliminating sources of distraction helps save time and improve quality of work while reducing the stress hormone cortisol, enhancing opportunities for deeper thinking and creativity.
WAYS TO BEGIN:
- Focus on the single, most important task at hand.
- Silence technology and placing devices out of sight.
- Maintain a list of when and where you encounter distractions.
- Create a plan to preemptively eliminate predictable distractions from your work environment.