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#3. Cut back & Plan ahead

#3. Cut back & Plan ahead

  • Delete, minimize, schedule all those things that stop you from giving yourself the maximum time and room for focused work.
  • For example, disable non-urgent notifications, remove redundant apps, use real-time chat options sparingly, schedule time for replying to e-mails.
  • Precommitment helps you defeat distraction & dependence on willpower in that moment...but it works only when we have worked on our internal triggers first.
  • Precommitting means we make a choice in advance and pledge to stick to it. For example, once you buy a plane ticket for a friend’s wedding, it’s rare to back out.


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#1. Keep asking what & why

#1. Keep asking what & why

  • What's causing distraction? Figure it out - are you worried, afraid, bored.
  • Big powerful internal triggers can have easy fixes...anxiety can lead to research-rabbit-hole on the internet.  
  • After identifying the triggers, reframe the t...


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#2. Create focus-friendly environment

#2. Create focus-friendly environment

  • We are less likely to get distracted if we enjoy doing something. Get clear on your priorities and organize time around the things you 'say' you want to focus on - family, friends, work, hobbies.
  • Find fun in whatever you're doing. Perceived difficulty is ofte...


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Why digital detox isn't the solution

Why digital detox isn't the solution

  • Digital detox works as short-term momentary solutions....smartphones & video games are trending culprits because even 2000 years ago Socrates complained of "forgetfulness in the learners' souls" caused by written words!
  • Solution - id...


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