Improving Productivity and Focus by Removing Distractions

The article could easily be titled: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Curb my Notification Anxiety, or, How to Effectively Work Remotely. I wrote an article about managing anxiety and removing digital distractions over on my Wholesome Code site. You can read my guide on how removed distractions and improved my focus and productivity here.

The Bike-Shed Effect

Bikeshedding: Placing too much importance on trivial things. Today I found a blog post from a former Local Government colleague of mine, all about “bikeshedding”, or the Parkinson’s Law of Triviality to give it its official name. Bikeshedding is a term to explain the phenomenon of focus being placed on a trivial part of an overall solution, while ignoring…