Our Biggest Distraction

Think it is your cellphone, think again.

  • Half the time we are distracted by none other than ourselves.
  • Meanwhile we are working at slowing down notifications, focusing on digital distractions and other obvious competitors for our attention.
  • One of the biggest distractions is when we allow ourselves to think about all our unfinished tasks.
  • Multitasking is a big mistake and yet employers demand it and we parents feel compelled to do it just to keep order in our family’s lives.

It’s the thought of yet something else to do, our inability to stay focused by promising ourselves a reward if we do and, of course, the dark hole of social media which not only distracts but trains us to return for repeated distraction.

Turns out we have the power to influence that.