Keep reading for FREE

What is Distraction?

What is Distraction?

Distraction is the process of diverting the attention of an individual or group from a desired area of focus and thereby blocking or diminishing the reception of desired information. Distraction is caused by: the lack of ability to pay attention; lack of interest in the object of attention; or the great intensity, novelty or attractiveness of something other than the object of attention.


464 reads

The Two Types of Distractions

  1. Internal Distraction
  2. External Distraction


88 reads

Internal Distraction

Internal Distraction

Internal distraction is a distraction you have inside your brain. It refers to mental blocks that hold you back from staying focused. What are these blocks? Being able to choose. The most common distraction we encounter is that we have too many options in hand. Ever think of why it’s so easy to start and finish a movie on a plane? It’s because your options are limited. You have limited motive options to choose from.


94 reads

External Distraction

External Distraction

External distraction is a kind of distraction that is pushed to you externally. Examples include emails and messages notifications, and people coming to you when you’re in the middle of a task.


90 reads

How to Tackle Distractions and Stay Focused

Step 1: Eliminate Your Options

Step 2: Create Mental Stop Signs

Sign 3: Control Your Focus Environment


182 reads

Eliminate Your Options

Eliminate Your Options

As mentioned in the previous section, your internal distraction is usually overlooked. So how not to let yourself get distracted by too many options? Narrow down or eliminate your options. For example, if you’re in your room and have the option to turn on the TV, pick up your phone to play with or grab the bag of chips on your desk to start snacking, get rid of them. You can hide the remote control, turn your mobile off, and put the chips in the kitchen or anywhere that doesn’t take you 20 seconds to reach.


76 reads

Create Mental Stop Signs

Create Mental Stop Signs

In this highly connected world, lots of things can serve you 24/7 and give you endless information and resources. Take YouTube, for example, it is always recommending you the next video whenever you’ve finished one. If you don’t stop yourself before playing the next recommended video, you’ll be watching YouTube for as long as you will. So in order to regain your focus, create mental stop signs. A typical stop sign is a time limit. You set a time limit for whatever you do.


75 reads

Control Your Focus Environment

Control Your Focus Environment

It’s human nature to be triggered by our five senses constantly. Here’s how our attention is affected by our five senses:

● Sound (e.g. chit chat, pets, white noise, music)

● Touch (e.g the comforts of your chair, your clothes, cleanliness of the table)

● Sight (e.g your screen, your wallpaper, your environment, your peripheral vision)

● Smell (e.g. the smell of coffee, the smell of nature)

● Taste (e.g. the aftertaste in your mouth, what you’re eating or chewing) If you want to stay focused, pick a place where your attention won’t be triggered by any of these five senses easily.


77 reads

Take Control of Your Time. If your unproductive days are starting to win over your productive ones, it’s time to figure out where your distractions originate and put a stop to them.


132 reads



Just a teenager who wants to win ☺️🙏.


7 Most important Quotes from "AS A MAN THINKETH" book

7 Most important Quotes from "AS A MAN THINKETH" book


15 Scientific Facts On Music.

15 Scientific Facts On Music.


How to practice mindfulness

How to practice mindfulness


Ready for the next level?

Read Like a Pro


Explore the World’s

Best Ideas

200,000+ ideas on pretty much any topic. Created by the smartest people around & well-organized so you can explore at will.

An Idea for Everything

Explore the biggest library of insights. And we've infused it with powerful filtering tools so you can easily find what you need.

Knowledge Library

Powerful Saving & Organizational Tools

Save ideas for later reading, for personalized stashes, or for remembering it later.

# Personal Growth

Take Your Ideas


Organize your ideas & listen on the go. And with Pro, there are no limits.

Listen on the go

Just press play and we take care of the words.

Never worry about spotty connections

No Internet access? No problem. Within the mobile app, all your ideas are available, even when offline.

Get Organized with Stashes

Ideas for your next work project? Quotes that inspire you? Put them in the right place so you never lose them.


2 Million Stashers



5,740 Reviews

App Store



72,690 Reviews

Google Play

Sean Green

Great interesting short snippets of informative articles. Highly recommended to anyone who loves information and lacks patience.

Ashley Anthony

This app is LOADED with RELEVANT, HELPFUL, AND EDUCATIONAL material. It is creatively intellectual, yet minimal enough to not overstimulate and create a learning block. I am exceptionally impressed with this app!

Shankul Varada

Best app ever! You heard it right. This app has helped me get back on my quest to get things done while equipping myself with knowledge everyday.


Don’t look further if you love learning new things. A refreshing concept that provides quick ideas for busy thought leaders.

Jamyson Haug

Great for quick bits of information and interesting ideas around whatever topics you are interested in. Visually, it looks great as well.

Laetitia Berton

I have only been using it for a few days now, but I have found answers to questions I had never consciously formulated, or to problems I face everyday at work or at home. I wish I had found this earlier, highly recommended!

Giovanna Scalzone

Brilliant. It feels fresh and encouraging. So many interesting pieces of information that are just enough to absorb and apply. So happy I found this.

Ghazala Begum

Even five minutes a day will improve your thinking. I've come across new ideas and learnt to improve existing ways to become more motivated, confident and happier.

Read & Learn

20x Faster





Access to 200,000+ ideas

Access to the mobile app

Unlimited idea saving & library

Unlimited history

Unlimited listening to ideas

Downloading & offline access

Personalized recommendations


Claim Your Limited Offer

Get Deepstash Pro


75% OFF | 1-Year Pro Subscription

Claim Offer