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Distractions: The Biggest Productivity Killer


Distractions can cause distractions which can lead to poor productivity. With so many different distractions in today’s world, staying focused on the task at hand can be difficult. Switching between tasks can cause us to lose up to 40% productivity because our brains need to adjust and refocus.[1] Daily time loss of approximately 2.1 hours is averaged for distractions.

While some distractions are easily detected, others can be more subtle and difficult to manage. For instance, the majority of you are aware that our phones’ or computers’ notifications are a constant source of distraction, but are you also aware of how your stress or anxious thoughts affect your ability to concentrate?

This article will help you understand distractions and how to overcome them.

What are Distractions in Nutshell?

Distractions are anything that distracts us from the task at hand.

As defined in Merriam Webster Dictionary, “distraction” is:[2]

Something that distracts : an object that directs one’s attention away from something else

There are many distractions. These are some of the most common distractions:

  • Electronic device…

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