Avoid interruptions

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One look at an email can rob you of 15 minutes of focus. One call on your cell phone, one tweet, one instant message can destroy your schedule, forcing you to move meetings, or blow off really important things, like love, and friendship, Jacqueline Leo.

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Nowadays, newspapers, television, radio, and the Internet bombard us with information, communication, and entertainment at an unprecedented rate. They are a blessing, but they are also a curse, an obstacle for learning, working, and growing.

How many times have you been working on something and were interrupted by a phone call, a message, an email, etc.? How often do we try to solve a doubt, get some information, and end up looking at Google and reading something completely unrelated? Interruptions have always been a common occurrence, but in this era of communication and connectivity, options have multiplied like mosquitos in a swamp, they have indeed reached a new level.

Interruptions are the most important obstacle for reaching a flow state. They are the enemy of productivity and efficiency. They prevent us from achieving our goals and being successful. Let me suggest a few ways to avoid getting interrupted:

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Author: Anawim

I am a social activist. I have two Bachelor's degrees, Maths and Computer & Software Engineering. I also have a Ph.D. in Psychology. I have written nine published books, four scientific articles, and five scientific presentations. I simply want to contribute to making a difference where it counts, so that we make the world a better, more sustainable, prosperous, and fairer place. I am always willing to give free talks and lectures about the social problems that exist in our world today.

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