Your workplace and your immediate environment is the source of a tremendous amount of distractions.
The more you try to complete an activity, the more your attention is drawn away from task at hand and towards something that contributes less value to your business.
It might be a pile of paperwork that’s sitting on the corners of your desk waiting to be filed. It might be a stack of business cards waiting to be categorised and entered into your contact management system.
It might even be incoming mail in your in-tray waiting to be sorted and reviewed.
Having so much around you may look like you’re busy but it can also be one of the biggest contributors to overwhelm.