Your brain likes to jump from one task to another when things start to get tough. Distractions are easy. If you want to resist losing focus, control the context around where you work. The fewer opportunities to get distracted, the better.
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As advice site Barking Up the Wrong Tree explains, your brain gets distracted by whatever’s nearby at the time. An open Facebook tab, a talkative coworker or just something else on your to-do list. You can try to resist distraction by simply exercising self-control, but it’s even better to remove those distractions from your work space to begin with:
So when you need to get work done, put your phone on the other side of the room. Make distractions harder to reach.
When you have fewer things to react to or you make it harder to react to them, you’ll be less reactive.
Your brain is wired to react to its surroundings, so it’s no wonder that those surroundings can distract you. However, if you’re trying to get stuff done and something in your work space is getting in the way of that, either change the context around your work area or change your work area itself.
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