How can you create a distraction-free environment?In a world dominated by constant stimulation, escape from distractions may seem impossible, but taking steps to control sources of overstimulation can help restore your ability to focus.
SCIENCE SAYS: The brain rewards you with dopamine, a "feel-good" hormone, just for seeking out distraction. But reducing the stimulations in your environment will expand the brain's attention span. Blocking out other stimuli, and focusing on a single task, helps generate true insights.
WAYS TO BEGIN:
- Maintain a workspace free of clutter and devices.
- Think strategically about how environment motivates you.
- Give yourself regular brain breaks, clearing your mind of intentional thought.
- Explore how different senses cause distractions and look for solutions (try earbuds to minimize distracting sounds or change the way you light your workspace.)