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Here's Why You're Constantly Distracted (and 6 Ways to Fight Back)

Once thrown off track, a worker needs 23 minutes, on average, to get back to the original task

If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you find yourself struggling with distractions on a regular basis. Whether it's an email notification, a meeting or a new emergency to deal with, every distraction can potentially pull you away from whatever project you're working on. And ...

by Anna Johansson  | November 02, 2018 06:00:00
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Interruptions are Inevitable but You Can Quickly Regain Focus With These Strategies

The ability to get your mind swiftly back on the task at hand is the next best thing to not being interrupted

A single interruption can turn a productive groove into a frustrating series of stops and starts. According to researchers at the University of California, Irvine, people take an average of more than 23 minutes to resume a task after being interrupted.Those distractions add ...

by John Rampton  | July 23, 2018 06:00:00
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Distractions Are Hurting You More Than You Realize: Here's Why

Research shows that returning to your original focus, following a distraction, takes 23 mins and 15 secs

For most American professionals, distractions are a normal part of life. You’ll get an email notification in the middle of a project, or a text during a meeting, or you’ll notice an interesting article on social media when you’re trying to focus ...

by Jayson Demers  | June 17, 2018 02:00:00
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(Infographic) 9 Ways to Focus a Wandering Mind

Staying focused isn't always easy. Here are some tricks to help

Whether you’re daydreaming about a tropical beach or envisioning yourself getting a promotion, the mind has a tendency to wander. While at times it might feel difficult to reel it back into reality, it’s important to be able to control your focus and concentration in order to ...

by Rose Leadem  | May 09, 2018 06:00:00
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How to Deal With Distractions Stealing Time Away From Your To-Do List

New research says gripping tightly to your to do-list might actually be harming your productivity

Many successful entrepreneurs swear by some variation of the to-do list. Barbara Corcoran maintains several on her phone at the same time. Casper’s Jeff Chapinprefers using sticky notes. Postmates CEO Bastian Lehmann is a fan of apps such as Clear. Randi Zuckerberg sets regular alarms to spur her back ...

by Nina Zipkin  | May 05, 2018 02:00:00
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A Guide to Reducing Distractions and Time-Sucks So You Can Be More Productive

You have more control over the influx than you realize

Productivity is a combination of sacrifice and discipline. But our smartphones and various other devices make it especially tough to turn off all of the distractions in our lives.You can turn off notifications, but the fact of the matter is, you probably ...

by Lydia Belanger  | March 15, 2018 08:00:00
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Did You Know You're Losing 10 IQ Points Every Time You're Bombarded With Distractions?

It's worse than if you missed a night's sleep

It's 10 a.m. on a Tuesday. You are trying to complete a report for your boss, but every couple of minutes, your computer is alerting you to the fact you have a new email. And your phone, which is sitting right next ...

by Amantha Imber  | February 22, 2018 06:00:00
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Proactive or Reactive: Which Mode Are You In?

This morning routine will destroy your distractions -- and help you reach your next level of success

Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar: Yawns, stretches; shuts off alarm; checks texts; checks emails; checks social -- heads to bathroom; eats breakfast while reading articles on phone or watching TV; drives to work and listens to radio or podcast.I just described ...

by Dan Dowling  | February 06, 2018 08:00:00
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3 Distractions in Your Workplace (and How to Overcome Them)

Are you setting goals that are simply too ambitious? Engaging in favoritism?

Every office runs into some form of distraction that plagues the workplace. Distractions are incredibly common and can damage productivity and employee morale.In fact, a 2015 survey from Oxford Economics found that employee satisfaction and productivity are affected quite negatively by distractions in the ...

by Andre Lavoie  | August 31, 2017 02:00:00
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Are You Constantly Distracted by Technology? Here's What to Do

Technology has some powerful downsides to go along with its benefits

Isn’t technology fantastic? We have so many devices, programs and tools to help us become more efficient workers. We have a seemingly infinite bank of knowledge at our fingertips, and in a matter of seconds, we can connect with almost anyone in the world.It ...

by Jayson Demers  | January 11, 2017 12:00:00
Startup Tips

5 antidotes for chronic digital distraction

You do not need to go on a digital detox to benefit from a smartphone-lite lifestyle.

It is very easy to lose precious hours to digital distractions. You grab your smartphone to make a quick call before a meeting, only to see that you have received 47 new emails, 10 LinkedIn requests, and just as many Facebook notifications. ...

by Vineet Jain  | April 09, 2016 05:00:00
Startup Tips

Hey you! Try these 5 ideas to stay focused while working online

What to do to remain focused amidst the barrage of distractions?

Let's face it, we're surrounded by distractions. Whether you're working from the quiet of your office, your dining room table or the local coffee shop, things are going on all around you that try to capture your precious attention.Even in the most quiet ...

by Adam Callinan  | June 17, 2015 10:00:00
Startup Tips

10 biggest productivity killers and how to overcome them

Break these habits if you want to be more productive all day long.

Procrastination is no one's friend. While some people are more prone to it than others, even those who strive to be as focused and productive as possible can find themselves navigating an obstacle course of workplace distractions.Job site CareerBuilder recently surveyed more ...

by Nina Zipkin  | June 16, 2015 08:00:00