Ways to Deal With Distractions

There are different types of distractions, but among of the most common are external distractions, such as email or news feeds.

Firewall Your Attention

Prevent distractions from reaching you in the first place.

Make It Easy to Regain Focus

Keep a to-do list nearby.

Be Your Own Psychiatrist

Remind yourself of the long-term benefits of completing your work. Immediate rewards can be used as a last resort step -- give yourself a five minute break if you achieve a certain milestone.

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