Articles about Distractions

Office Life

Here are the Top 10 ways people exact revenge on their coworkers

Think about it: How many times has getting angry, led you to get even? If you've done so in the workplace, you're not alone.

Productivity

6 signs you are stupidly bored with your job

Do you worry your current gig has lost its appeal? Here, career experts give the undeniable signs it’s time to seek a new opportunity or make a change ASAP.

According to Science

Why do smart people do stupid things? The science of avoiding poor decision making

Why do smart people make stupid decisions and how can it be avoided? Learn the science of how to avoid poor decision making.

News

Walking while texting could make you dangerously distracted

Before you cross the street, you need to remember to first look up from your phone. We are taught to watch out for distracted drivers when walking, but a new report is asking us to be more mindful of our own addictively distracting devices.

Inspiration

What do you do when someone ‘steals’ your amazing idea?

In life, there are plenty of crayons to color with. The wise child happily finds new ways to create something original.

Office Life

The 3 most annoying types of coworkers – and what you can do about them

Over the course of our careers, there are certain types of coworkers we run into over and over. They drive us crazy without even trying. Until we learn how to manage them, we’re hopelessly distracted by the daily frustration of their existence.

Technology

5 ways your phone is ruining your sleep (and your life)

Did you know that 71% of people actually fall asleep either holding their smartphone, having it in bed with them, or having it on their nightstand? In other words, we are addicted to our phones and it is really taking a toll on our sleep which can throw off our waking hours.

Office Life

How to deal with someone who shares too much — whether it’s a coworker, your boss or you

This one's a classic: You go out of your way to not share too much about your personal life at work so your colleagues feel comfortable working with you, but sometimes, someone hasn't gotten the memo.

How To

4 tips you can follow if an active shooter enters your workplace

This is a scenario no one enjoys thinking about, but you may only have seconds to react properly. Taking the time to go over what you would do in an active shooter situation could make the difference when every second counts.

News

Study: You make five times as many writing errors on your phone than a PC

People make an average of five times as many errors writing on our phones than when using a computer, "even though fewer words are typed on mobile."

Words at Work

Sorry, but these 5 words, you like, really, kind of overuse

Though training your tongue will take some time — especially if you’ve never edited yourself before — you can get started with these overused words. According to career experts, they have no place in your office or inbox.

Productivity

How to accomplish more in 30 days than most people do in 365

You need a future vision that seems exciting. And you need to get back to feeling like what you want to achieve is a game.

News

Even if your phone’s turned off, its nearby presence is distracting you

Turns out, putting your smartphone down in front of you will not help you escape its distracting siren's call. According to new research, our phone's mere presence is enough to wreak havoc on our ability to think ... even if it's face down.

Office Life

8 ridiculous reasons employees have given for being late

Here are the most ridiculous reasons employers said employees gave them for being late to work. They include dogs who feast on work schedules, rogue eyelashes, and too-hot coffee.

office life

Survey: These are the biggest distractions in the workplace

While open office spaces can have perils all their own, you don't necessarily have to work in one to get distracted at work.

Productivity

Conquer distractions with this simple chart

In this Golden Age of distractions, what does it take to focus? Instead of blaming our puny attention spans, we should dig deeper to understand how certain products affect us.

Productivity

I worked in three different environments for a month. Here’s what I found

As a freelance writer working part-time for a content marketing agency, I have the luxury of choosing my favorite workspace.

News

Study: 77% of adults are on the Internet every day! Here’s how to keep it from controlling your life

We spend a lot of time on the Internet, but it's possible to escape its grasp.

Advice

5 ways to help you work from home multiple days in a row

When you're not used to it, trying to work from home can be difficult. Here's how to adapt to remote work quickly without getting burnt out.

News

McDonald’s ‘W’ arches are only the latest corporate feminism fail

But when corporations dip their toes into female empowerment, they can run into trouble. We've seen quite a bit of that on International Women's Day in 2018.

How To

4 ways to make sure you’re productive when working from home, but not alone

It's a problem as old as the concept of working from home itself: how do you stay productive when other people are around, tempting you with distractions of every shape and color? Here are some tricks to keep in mind.

Productivity

Your ability to focus has probably peaked: Here’s how to stay sharp

Removing distraction is important to maintain our focus, but we also need to boost our capability to concentrate on one task at a time.

Health

The sound of people chewing can actually stop you from getting work done

If the sound of people chewing gum in your office drives you crazy, there's a medical term for your frustration — misophonia, also known as selective sound sensitivity syndrome.

Productivity

When distraction is a good thing

Digital distractions — social media, video games, puzzles, television shows, podcasts, and sports — can build strength, skills, knowledge, and self-efficacy or serve as temporary escape from an uncomfortable reality. Figuring out which it is can help you be more productive.

Office Life

5 reasons why your boss should be let go from the company

Horrible bosses can make every day at work a nightmare — here are five reasons why your boss should be let go from the company.