Screen ADD: What It Is And How To Fight It

Do you suffer from computer-screen attention deficit disorder? Below are a few warning signs: You have five Internet Explorer tabs open simultaneously. You’re working away at three Word documents at the same time, and you are fiddling with two open spreadsheets, too. Quite simply, you are balancing so many on-screen tasks at the same time, you’re struggling to complete any one of them.

Computer-screen ADD hinders you from truly concentrating on one thing and completing it. Moreover it can be tough to prioritize your tasks and get the most important ones done first as you are preoccupied by all the other minor ones.

In other words, if you’re suffering from computer-screen ADD, you run the very real risk of never getting anything done. Fortunately, there are some ways to battle it, if you follow the tips, you just might find yourself turning into a more productive worker.

Resist the minimization urge

When we focus on many tasks at once, big and small, we can get in the habit of minimizing windows. We do this to set a task aside, but in so doing we are putting it off. By breaking this habit we force ourselves to focus on a task at hand until it is completed rather than putting it off.

Email filters

This is a very simple thing you can do to help you become more productive and stop screen ADD. You canset up filters to send emails that are from specific people to your inbox and anything else is sent to another inbox. This will stop you from becoming preoccupied by the other emails and enable you to concentrate on the most important ones that you may have previously skimmed over.

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Posted on: 08.31.12