September 9, 2011
How to focus in the age of distraction
Here’s a great mindmap by the folks at Learning Fundamentals on combating distraction. The illustration below is based on information from Leo Babauta’s eBook “Focus: A simplicity manifesto in the age of distraction”.
Click the mindmap below to make it bigger. I expect you’ll find several useful ideas here. I recommend printing a copy and sticking it to your desk, so you can refer to it constantly. I’m considering sticking it to my forehead.
Staying focused in the age of distraction is not an easy task.
Tod Fetherling once shared a great tip in a comment, he’s a smart guy. Tod wrote:
Dave, I use the Must, Should, and Nice to do methology for time management. God, Wife, Kids, Work = Must do activities. Cleaning up the house, reading, social media activities, thinking = Should do. Running, Writing, Drawing = Nice to do. If you don’t do the Must Do’s, you never get to the Should Do’s. If I get 15 minutes of complete downtime, then I kick in a nice to do.
How do YOU stay focused?