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Context Switching: Why It's So Hard to Avoid & How to Prevent It Anyway

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Designate a place to add and organize your tasks that’s not your head: a pen-and-paper to-do list or a digital task manager like Todoist . By capturing tasks to come back to later, you can free your attention to focus on your immediate work, not remembering what...

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Once you know what you’ll focus on, you’ll need a daily structure for staying focused on it. You may not be able to eliminate context switching from your day entirely, but these strategies will help you cut down on the number of times you have to shift your attention:

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Something beats nothing . High performers work for fifty-two minutes and then break for seventeen minutes.
Moving beats stationary . One study showed that hourly five-minute walking breaks boosted energy levels, sharpened focus, a...

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