Walk into the office. The desk phone rings while the message light blinks at you announcing a bevy of people requiring your attention. Both your personal and business e-mail accounts are open and full of un-answered e-mail. A few e-mails come in as you watch one pop up after the next. There’s a nice little chime, too. Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are calling your name. Your cell phone begins to chirp on your hip. You are officially welcomed to your work day.
Skirting the distractions
Every day, distractions interrupt us, making it nearly impossible to go from point A to point B efficiently. These little disturbances slowly release stress hormones that bathe our brains, preventing access to short-term memory and even some old stuff we’ve known for a long time. We’re too stressed to remember and too busy to do anything about it, and so we’re on to the next task.