Feelings dictate how we act. When you’re happy, you don’t generally worry about what you’re doing. When you’re disturbed, you tend to question what it is that you’re doing.
So, if you want to avoid distractions, see if you can develop a feel for them. Doesn’t have to be a shameful feeling, just a spidey sense that something is amiss.
Doing this is easy, just try to catch yourself in the act of being disturbed. That shouldn’t be a challenge as we all deal with countless potential distractions each day. Have some patience.
When you do catch yourself being distracted. Take note and get back to something that matters.
Before you know it, you’ll have developed that spidey sense which can help you mitigate counter-productive distractions.