I started to read the book Hyperfocus by Chris Bailey.
One part stood out to me yesterday:
[… the brain] has a built-in “novelty bias.” Whenever we switch between tasks, it rewards us with dopamine […]
Continually seeking novel stimuli makes us feel more productive — after all, we’re doing more in each moment. But again, just because we’re busier doesn’t mean we’re getting more accomplished.
Having a smart-phone with enabled notifications is an especially delicious distraction. So is checking e-mail or Slack. Or even switching work-related tasks.
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- Hyperfocus by Chris Bailey