It can be very difficult to stay focused in the digital age. With smartphones, tablets, and laptops always available at our fingertips it’s hard not to get distracted by an incoming notification or email.

We are living in the digital age, with technology improving every day. This is great for many reasons, but it can be hard to stay focused when you have endless distractions at your fingertips.

The internet is an amazing resource for information and entertainment, but it comes with its own set of distractions. With so many things vying for our attention online, staying focused on work or school projects often becomes difficult. However, there are some simple steps that you can take to help combat the constant distractions that come from being connected to the world 24/7.

The following are 10 tips that will help you stay focused, productive and reach your goals:

1. Turn off notifications on your phone and computer.

2. Avoid using social media for a set amount of time each day

3. Have a designated workspace that is not cluttered with other items

4. Shut down your computer when you’re done working

5. Put away all distractions and focus on one thing at a time

6. Set up a timer and put it in plain sight so you know when you have been focused for a certain amount of time

7. Find an app that blocks distracting websites or uses a timer to limit how long you can spend online before it shuts down the site

8. Set goals for yourself, such as “I will only use my phone during my commute” or “I will not check any emails after 8pm.” The goal should be realistic and achievable so that it doesn’t feel like too much pressure is being put on oneself

9. Take breaks from being focused so that you can refresh yourself, but don’t allow too many breaks or else you won’t be able to get back into the groove of focusing again

10. Have someone hold you accountable; ask a friend or family member to check in with you daily and make sure they know how much time is appropriate for checking emails and other distractions so that it doesn’t interfere with your work schedule too much