4 Strategies for Overcoming Distraction

by | Sep 11, 2018 | Focus

4 Strategies for Overcoming Distraction

I recently pulled a few ideas from my new book, Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction, and adapted them for a piece in the Harvard Business Review. In case you’d like to read it, I’ve posted a snippet and a link to the full article below. 

In the flurry of statistics that exist around personal productivity, there’s one I find especially alarming: The average person is distracted or interrupted every 40 seconds when working in front of their computer. In other words, we can’t work for even a single minute before we focus on something else. Sure, sometimes it’s easy to get back on track. But when our attention is completely derailed, research shows, it can take more than 20 minutes to refocus.
Why?
>>> Read the full piece here.

Written by Chris Bailey

Chris Bailey has written hundreds of articles on the subject of productivity and is the author of three books: How to Calm Your Mind, Hyperfocus, and The Productivity Project. His books have been published in 35 languages. Chris writes about productivity on this site and speaks to organizations around the globe on how they can become more productive without hating the process.

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