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(p. 75) Session 6: Gauging the Attention Span and Delaying Distractions 

(p. 75) Session 6: Gauging the Attention Span and Delaying Distractions
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(p. 75) Session 6: Gauging the Attention Span and Delaying Distractions
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Susan E. Sprich

, and Steven A. Safren

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190854522.003.0007
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date: 26 May 2020

This chapter contains instructions for gauging the length of time that one can reasonably expect to work on a boring or difficult task, followed by information on how to break tasks down into smaller “chunks” that will likely take that amount of time. The chapter also contains information on the “distractibility delay” skill. This is a skill that involves setting a timer for a duration during which one commits to staying on task, writing down distractions, and then deciding if they are tasks that need to be done immediately, tasks that can go on to the task list, or tasks that are pure distractions and can be discarded.

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