Constantly distracted? Here's how to wrangle '21st-century syndrome'
This ‘21st-century Syndrome’ is due to two factors:
Our brains are facing an onslaught of information and ‘supernormal stimuli’ from a variety of sources like social media, gaming, pornography and the likes.
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Many people use to-do lists without considering the amount of time it takes to complete a task.
Practice "timeboxing" your schedule: assigning a maximum amount of time for an activity. It can help give context and limits to ambiguous tasks.
A simple way to accomplish this is to manage the notification settings on your smartphone.
Try turning off personal email notifications. Unless social media is part of your job, consider turning off notifications from apps like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter during work hours. Designate a specific time during your day to check personal communications.
People get tired of their surroundings and a spruce-up can boost their energy and creativity.
Moving furniture or going to a fresh place can help your productivity.
Plan ahead for the week, month or year when you are energized and feeling motivated, for better results for getting stuff done.
Minimizing or removing distractions is a great way to keep your productivity high, and it goes beyond just smartphones.
The root cause is our emotional discomfort and a need to be distracted.
Plan your day calendar reflecting your values, and stay on the tasks at hand.
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The way we define the concept of "productivity" really influences our perception.
For a lot of people, this word suggests something cold and corporate, that speaks about efficiency and becoming a robot.
It has to do with focus and allows us to accomplish everything we want to do in a smaller amount of time, so we have more time for what’s actually meaningful to us.
Because being able to focus on things, we see more meaning in them.