How To Defeat Digital Distractions

Digital distractions can cost us hours of our days. Fortunately, there are ways to defeat them. These articles will help you out!

How To Overcome Digital Distractions

By Thirteen Thoughts

“Digital technology is meant to make our lives easier, to make everything better. It’s supposed to save us time, yet we somehow waste more time than ever by getting lost in digital distractions and everything that technology has to offer.

Right now, my phone is in Airplane mode, yet I find myself automatically reach for it every couple of minutes. I know that none of my notifications will pop up, but I can’t help it. I’m often not aware of just how easily I get distracted these days, until it’s time to sit down and work or write. A 30-minute task can easily turn into a 1-hour task when you allow those distractions to pull you away from your work or chores.”

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You’re Using The Internet Wrong: Here’s How To Finally Eliminate Digital Distractions

By Fast Company

“Yes, it’s possible to eliminate falling into the rabbit hole of digital distraction and still spend your entire day online. Here’s how.”

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Dangerous Distractions Of The Digital Age

By Psychology Today

“Might I be so bold as to state that our generation probably faces double or triple (maybe more) the distractions of all generations past? It used to be that you could leave distractions behind and find a quiet place to write, uninterrupted, but now we bring our interruptions with us everywhere we go. In a recent New York Times article, a girl admitted to sending 27,000 text message per month—that’s 900 a day. At the pace of 30 seconds per message, that would be 7.5 hours of her time messaging. Of course you aren’t sending that many texts, but perhaps you are sending more than you might think.

There is something irresistible about the chime of an incoming email or text. Curiosity about who was thinking about me and what do they have to say can overpower the strongest willpower. You have to admit that after you make a Facebook post, the urge to check on who likes it and what comments people are making can be overpowering. I think we all, at least to some degree, have a technology addiction. So why is this so dangerous to writing productivity? Flow. That’s right flow.”

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