I’m easily distracted. If my email program is open and I get a new message I stop what I’m doing to check it. If my web browser is open I somehow find myself on facebook. These things make work slower.
The solution for me is to close programs I’m not using. When I’m done checking email I close it. If I don’t need my web browser it gets closed too. That way I can focus on the ________ that I’m doing.
It doesn’t always work, but it helps. It’s a simple way to promote focus on what I’m doing.
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