13 Ways to Beat Distractions and Stay Focused at Work

13 Ways to Beat Distractions and Stay Focused at Work: great tips from TIME Healthland. I know I struggle to stay focused all day….

Health & Family

I’m sitting at my desk, researching an article on how to stay focused at work. As I open up a PubMed study, I realize I have 87 emails in my inbox. Then the buzzer rings — Greatist’s monthly supply of pistachios has arrived. I get up to answer the door right as my mom texts me. I answer the door, put away the nuts, text my mom back and return to my research. Derek starts singing.

For the average person working in an office or from home, it’s easy to become distracted. Yet finding focus — being able to concentrate on a specific task completely — helps people get more done effortlessly. So learn how to zero in, avoid distraction and stay super-productive all workday long.

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In the office, nearly 50% of American employees say they work for only 15 minutes before becoming distracted, while 53% report wasting an…

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