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Smartphones & Meetings: The Two Things Killing Your Ability to Focus

William Treseder from the Harvard Business Review offers his insight on the two daily distractions we encounter that are pulling our attention away from what’s truly important at work. Check out my key insights from the article.


  • Immediately checking your phone when you awake increases your stress response—begin the day with meditative breaths; being calm improves decision making
  • Filling your morning with meetings can be counterproductive to creative work; organize and focus your time on these in the morning for best results
  • A clean work environment is key to productivity; tidy up your desk
  • Condense your meetings, create actionable lists to focus the time and add buffer time between them so you don’t burn out

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