External distractions are a part of life that constantly pull us away from our daily to-do list. Fortunately, there are some simple ways to reduce the “noise” and turn our attention to the more pressing priorities. A short meditation session is a very effective way to mentally clear the external clutter and before getting right down to business. A practical way to help focus is to remove all notifications from our devices and check email just one time per day.
- External distractions can include phone calls, text messages, music, traffic and co-workers.
- Distractions can waste time, prevent the completion of projects, and harm work performance.
- To manage external distractions, learn to respond rather than react, and meditate as a way to improve focus.
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