17. Blocking distractions

Switching off from online distractions and focusing on activities that require our full attention, such as reading or writing, can be challenging in the era of social media.​

The Pomodoro Technique is simple but powerful approach to time management that involves setting aside 25-minute slots free from distractions to focus on a single specific task.

The world is filled with distractions. When our devices buzz and notifications start rolling in, it is harder to focus on what’s really important. And yet staying focused is exactly what it takes to get things done and get ahead.


  1. Watch “Remove distractions” video (3:35 mins). Following watching this video, plan how you will manage notifications during times when you most need to be productive. Think about how some of these tips can help you when you are working towards a deadline.
  2. Becoming in distractible” is a LinkedIn Learning course where you can gain a certificate. In this course, learn why understanding your triggers can help you react better, and get practical tips for handling common distractions, such as email, and reducing unnecessary interruptions.
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