No Interruptions Day is an official holiday that provides a life-saving reprieve for those who are overwhelmed by the deluge of information they receive every day. Gadgets, news feeds, billboards, radio, and even colleagues can all contribute to a jumble of distractions which make it hard to focus on the important things. This day gives us the opportunity to shut ourselves off from the world and eliminate distractions so that we can immerse ourselves in work.
When you’re performing a task and your phone rings or a message alert pops up, it can be difficult for your brain to refocus. Even if you ignore the call and don’t read the message, your brain needs time to regain its strength to think effectively. This is incredibly distracting and can drastically reduce your productivity. So, let yourself turn off your gadgets and be free from the world on No Interruptions Day. If you work in an office, let your colleagues know about this holiday so they don’t distract you.
- A 2016 survey found that the phone was the biggest distraction in the workplace.
- The highest human productivity typically occurs in the morning.
- Office workers spend an average of over an hour per day looking for items on a cluttered desk.
How to take part
The best way to take part in No Interruptions Day is to tidy up your workplace and plan your day accordingly. Set specific hours when you can use your gadgets and strictly adhere to these rules. Use this day as an experiment and compare the number of tasks you complete in this mode to your normal routine.
When is No Interruptions Day Celebrated in 2023?
No Interruptions Day is devoted to celebrating cheerfulness and fun. It happens annually on December 31.