I arrive at my favorite coffee shop to write. Americano in hand, I sit down to work, telling myself this is going to be a productive day. The next thing I know it’s been two hours—I’ve managed to stalk friends of friends on Facebook, tweet about how much work I’m doing, tag my friends in funny memes, scroll through endless celebrity posts on Instagram, and read up on the latest Kardashian scandal. I’ve done everything except actually work.
Why is it that we can’t focus when the internet is there to help us lose our concentration? I know I’m not the only one who struggles with digital distraction.Continue reading