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The Distraction Trap by Frances Booth

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CHAPTER 8

Watch out for being caught out

When we divide our attention while trying to encode or retrieve memories, we do so about as well as if we were drunk or sleep deprived. MAGGIE JACKSON

BY NOW YOU SHOULD HAVE some idea of the things that are distracting you. In this chapter, we’ll look at staying motivated to avoid distractions.

It’s time to think about what you want out of a different way of doing things – day-to-day, at the end of the year, and in terms of results or relationships.

It’s helpful to think on a bigger scale about these things so you have a powerful reason to resist the urge to check your email. Telling yourself: ‘Don’t check it just because you shouldn’t’ isn’t always motivation enough.

Knowing why you want the time ...

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