Are you easily distracted? HEY, I'M TALKING TO YOU, PAY ATTENTION! It's okay, I understand: It's all too easy for your brain to get pulled off task, what with e-mail and instant messages to answer, incredibly interesting blogs to read, and other daily diversions. ProductivityPortfolio suggests using timed reminders, in the form of pop-up notes, to manage your attention. Specifically, the author employed software that would ask him one of two questions every 60 minutes:
- Are you inventing work to avoid the important items?
- Are you working on your most important task?