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5 Ways To Make Your Phone Less Of An Enticing Distraction By Kathryn Phillips

The single biggest productivity killer in the modern world of work is distraction. The main culprits? Constant notifications on our laptops and, unsurprisingly, our mobile phones.  This is a huge issue, because being distracted prevents us from getting into a state of deep work, which is where we do our best thinking, as well as […]

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The single biggest productivity killer in the modern world of work is distraction. The main culprits? Constant notifications on our laptops and, unsurprisingly, our mobile phones.  This is a huge issue, because being distracted prevents us from getting into a state of deep work, which is where we do our best thinking, as well as creating something called attention residue over the course of the day as we switch from task to task, which has been shown to lower cognitive function. Unfortunately, mobiles are designed to be distracting, from the dopamine hit we get from each notification, to the scroll-inducing effects of social media.  Our phones are shiny, comforting toys that are much easier to engage with than, say, a complicated work problem. But there are ways to help ourselves resist the urge of our itchy thumbs: all of the tips below are designed to reduce the dopamine hits we…

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