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How to overcome attention residue

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The best way to overcome attention residue is to prevent it from building up in the first place.

batching tasks is one way to overcome this.

  • By grouping similar tasks together, you can work on them in a dedicated block of time.
  • You aren’t switching contexts therefore your attention stays focused on your current task.

Removing distractions is another way to overcome attention residue.

Go for a walk in between work tasks.

  • This clears up attention residue as it allows you some space to clear your mind.
  • This provides a nice transition from one task to another.

Source: {a} Attention Residue Is Killing Your Productivity, Here’s How To Combat It

Related Topics: Creation Productivity

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