The Great Interruption

The Great Interruption
Photo by Daria Nepriakhina / Unsplash

That ping on your phone just cost you 25 minutes.

23 minutes and 15 seconds to be exact.

That's how long, on average, it takes for you to return back to a task once interrupted.

(source in comments below)

Interruptions rule our day.

Phone calls.
Text messages.
That annoying click from Slack.
Endless notifications from apps on our phones.
Impromptu meetings.
A barking dog.
The Amazon delivery guy.

It's no wonder we can work 12-hour days and still feel like nothing got done.

And it's not just outside forces to blame.

44% of the time we interrupt ourselves.

We mentally shift focus to something different.

We have an interruption problem.

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Focus is a skill.

And it's definitely one worth practicing.

📲 Turn off notifications on your phone.
🤫 Find quiet places to work
🍅 Try the Pomodoro Technique

Become hyper-aware of your environment and what distracts you from getting sh*t done.

You'll be amazed at how productive you can be.

🚴🏼‍♂️ Jeff