The problem of maintaining focus often comes down to just one word: reactive. To resist distraction, you have to be in control and take steps to be less reactive to the world around you.
This Is How To Resist Distraction: 4 Secrets To Remarkable Focus
by Eric Barker (@bakadesuyo)
Tips & Tricks:
How to maintain focus and control in a noisy world:
- Make distractions harder to reach. Put phones in the next room. Kill the browser on your laptop if you’re not researching something.
- Stay calm. Avoid stress so that you don’t react and do stupid things.
- Think about your goals. Thinking about your long-term goals when you’re tempted by distraction gives your brain a sense of control and can release dopamine which will make you feel better and more motivated.
- Make a deliberate decision. Pause and take your time when you need to decide on something. This will stop those negative impulses and routines.
Engage with the world and make yourself immune to boredom. Boredom leads to distractions.
Maybe we’re doing this wrong. How about using distractions to your advantage instead?