Coffee Break: Staying Focused Is Tough

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What’s your biggest distraction when it comes to working from home?

I often find myself being distracted by…everything. Reality television. The mail. Even housework! Stuff I would usually avoid like the plague at any other time.

And it seems that remaining in front of my computer can be just as dangerous, if not more so.

After all, I always keep my Gmail (with its attendant gchat) open, in addition to my Google Reader, where I’ve subscribed to 59 blogs. Whenever something new pops up, I can’t help but check it out.

And then there are the online games. It could be dangerous sharing this information with you, but my favorites are Free Rice, Wordle, Wolfenstein, TypeRacer, and Throw Paper. Guys. These are so addictive. Never click on these links, unless you’re prepared to waste a lot of time. Just stare at the pretty word cloud I made over at Wordle:


Sometimes, I can even be distracted by my iTunes. I’ll decide it’s a good time to delete all the songs that don’t excite me anymore, or to make a new playlist. Seriously. I’m hopeless.

Vote on your greatest distraction category here:

And then include links to your favorite distractions in the comments!


  1. World of Warcraft is a pretty big distraction of mine, but you knew that already…

    Now get back to work! :o)


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