Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Eliminating internal distractions, part of Enhancing Your Productivity.
In the previous video we talked about external distractions, all of those things…outside of you that demand your focus, but what about the things that you do…internally to yourself?…It's becoming more common for people to feel that they're unable to focus.…While there may be psychological or even genetic reasons behind this, everyone…can benefit to some degree from the switch reducing tips that I'm going to share with you.…I call these tips switchbusters.…
The first common internal switch is, when people constantly check their messages…to see if they have something new.…Call it refresh addiction.…I put refresh addiction in the internal category, because your mind has become…accustomed to checking, regardless of outside notification.…In fact there have been studies showing that this urge to check messages is…similar to compulsive gambling.…You can combat refresh addiction with the same switchbuster you used to stop…external message reminders.…
Set a schedule to check messages, rather than sitting at my computer continually…
This course is one of a series of five Dave Crenshaw courses based on his Invaluable teaching methodology for professional development.
- Discovering your most valuable activities
- Focusing by offloading tasks that weigh you down
- Enhancing productivity around the office
- Eliminating distractions
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 01/03/2012. What changed?
A: This course was retitled, streamlined, and refined throughout, resulting in a slightly shorter runtime. We also added new graphics and a new welcome movie.