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4 Distractions At Work And How To Deal With Them

There are two types of distractions and interruptions that derail our productivity – those we can’t control, and those we can. We should proactively deal with the distractions we have control over, and change how we respond to those interruptions we can’t control.

TODAY’S ARTICLE
4 Types Of Distractions That Derail Your Productivity
by Chris Bailey (@ALOProductivity)

Tips & Tricks:

The four types of distractions:

  1. Fun and outside your control (like a free lunch date).
    What to do: Enjoy it!
  2. Annoying and outside your control (like loud co-workers)
    What to do: Deal with it immediately and get back to work quickly afterwards.
  3. Fun and inside your control (like watching your favorite vlogger)
    What to do: Turn off notifications. Take care of it during work breaks.
  4. Annoying and inside your control (like writing reports)
    What to do: Schedule work ahead of time.

Don’t think all distractions are bad. Some internet distractions can actually boost productivity.