Distractions (also called "Time Robbers") refer to anything that takes our focus away from our goals or the things we’ve identified as important. They can appear trivial or not time consuming, but the reality is they add to an enormous amount of wasted time. For example, social media can be very engaging as it allows us to connect with others or express ourselves. While there are benefits to engaging in social media, over-engagement throughout the day can distract us from our work and decrease our productivity. It may be helpful to schedule specific times you want to engage or impose time limits on your engagement. The first step in reducing distractions is to identify what distracts you and limits your productivity.
List up to three (3) things that distract you during the day and identify at least two (2) strategies for reducing each. At the end of the week, note any benefits you gained by reducing these distractions.
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