Distractions can cause anxiety, damage relationships, and diminish productivity. Causes include including overloaded schedules, cluttered desktops, overflowing inboxes, and unending alerts. Solutions include using organizational tools, limiting time on digital devices, and terminating subscriptions. For additional tips, read articles about digital distractions , emotional distractions , mental health , and staying sane . For comprehensive guides, see ABA's book on Doing More in Less Time and Guide to Wellness .