I need distractions in order to focus. When I need to get a lot of work done it is very helpful for me not to be alone. That doesn’t mean that I would like to interact with the other people in the room, but I do much less daydreaming and actually focus on my task when I am actively tuning out my surroundings. I’m not sure what that means and I’m really not interested in figuring it out because it works for me. Recently, I went to my local Starbucks because I am addicted to the Pumpkin Spice Latte (I will skip a meal in order to have one) and I got so much work done. There was good music playing and it was nice to be around other working/relaxing people. There were others with their laptops pecking away, and some were reading. It was very nice. I think I will try to do this at least once a week.
- Starbucks Announces Return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte (shoppingblog.com)