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2. Remove Distractions

2. Remove Distractions

By adding white space to your life, you remove the distractions that stand in your way and move focus to work and what you want to do. Minimize distractions in your daily life to make progress in meaningful work. Grab a pen and paper and list down distractions in your life for each of these three areas. Intangible distractions are notifications from your phone or random web browsing sessions without an end in mind.


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Physically remove distractions

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  • Use Headphones: Coworkers will think you can’t hear them and the barrier to interrupt you is much higher
  • Work Remotely: start by asking for a half-day, preferably mornings
  • Email: treat email as a to-do and schedule it in your calendar twice per day

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