3 Tips to Minimize Device Distractions

How do you focus in today’s always-on world? Staying connected may prove to be a distraction. How do you stay productive? Find a few tips below!

  • Use Your Alarm. Did you know that 15 minutes of uninterrupted work time is equivalent to 45 minutes of interrupted productivity? Try setting a 15 minute timer and give yourself uninterrupted time to complete a task.
  • Do Not Disturb. When you are studying, turn on the Do Not Disturb feature on your mobile device. This provides a quieter atmosphere for learning and keeps you concentrated on the topic at hand.
  • Airplane Mode: By turning on Airplane Mode on your mobile device, you will reduce distractions while studying with the added benefit of reducing the amount of bandwidth your home network will use. This frees up your network for your family to stream movies or listen to music. Please note: Turning on the Airplane Mode feature “turns off” the ability for your mobile device to connect to the internet and cell service. Make sure you turn off Airplane Mode when you’re finished.