Through my research, I had discovered that even highly disciplined, focused people routinely lose three to five hours a day to “time bandits.” Then an uncomfortable realization began to dawn on me…I was being a time bandit. Think you might be guilty of being a time bandit, too? Here are a few tips:
Motivate yourself to change by calculating the cost of your habit. Check your privilege at the door. Don’t go it alone. Once you have broken your interruption habit, look around. Are there other corporate contributors to the interruption culture?