The Two Things Killing Your Ability to Focus

First, we increasingly are overwhelmed with distractions flying at us from various connected devices. Smartphone and tablet use is spiking, and we now use digital media for an average of over 12 hours per day. This hyperconnected state does not allow us to process, recharge, and refocus.

Second, we rely excessively on meetings as the default form of interaction with other people at work. Studies indicate that we spend anywhere from 35%–55% of our time, and sometimes much more, in meetings. If we want to stay focused on truly meaningful activity, something has to change.


It’s true. It’s true.


The hard part is doing something about it. Two ideas. Think smaller – less of everything and smaller meetings. Be tidier – tidy desk, tidy mind etc.


Read and maybe you will find something to make it better.