Text/Instant Messaging - Similar to social media it can be highly distracting to be constantly hit with a barrage of incoming texts that we may feel compelled to respond to.Common Study DistractionsDaily Family Dynamics - Anyone balancing children and spouses can likely attest that striking a balance between domestic responsibilities and school can be a challenge.The Internet - Ironically the most powerful tool and asset is also in many cases the greatest liability when it comes to a source of distraction. CellPhonesInstagramText MessagesAppetite - Being hungry coupled with avoidance makes it difficult to focus when we need a snack.Social Media - So many of us are constantly compelled to check for all of the goings on of our friends or acquaintances or to post our own lives and events as they happen.
Common Study DistractionsDaydreaming - Before the advent of smartphones, computers and social media who by design were seemingly created to distract, there was daydreaming.Untold hours have been seen to slip away while staring out proverbial windows and reducing scholastic productivity.DaydreamingPets - Household pets simply don’t understand or care if you are studying. When it is time to go out or be fed, they can be a major distraction. For the sake of simplicity we will use dogs as the example pet.Phone Calls - As with texting and instant messaging phone can also be a source of major distraction. You can let a call go to voicemail, but then the message they leave begins to bother and distract. Was the call and emergency?