I left my phone at home. Not on purpose of course. But perhaps I should from time to time. On any given day I have a myriad of potential distractions, seemingly lying in wait to pounce on me and eat away precious hours from my day. And it usually is hours, and not minutes, that get taken away by these things. I typically aim for a solid 4-5 hours of quality work time each day, so these distractions are very damaging. I keep Twitter off, thanks to Wren App, answer email only a few times throughout the day (hopefully), and wear headphones to alert my @cowork/ers that I’m trying to focus.
There are so many things that can be a distraction, and I’ve unintentionally removed one of the biggest from my desk today. Totally ok with that.