Distraction refers to a state of mind where an individual's attention is diverted away from the task or activity they are engaged in, towards something else that is not related to the current activity. This can be caused by internal or external factors, such as external noises or internal thoughts.

Distraction can be intentional or unintentional. Intentional distraction is when an individual deliberately diverts their attention away from a task, while unintentional distraction is when an individual's attention is involuntarily diverted away from a task due to external or internal factors.

Distraction can have a negative impact on productivity and performance. It can interfere with an individual's ability to concentrate, solve problems, and make decisions. It can also lead to errors and mistakes, especially in tasks that require high levels of attention and focus.

Some common sources of distraction include smartphones, social media, emails, noisy environments, and multitasking. To minimize distraction and improve focus, individuals can try strategies such as setting clear goals and priorities, taking breaks, and minimizing distractions in their work environment.

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