Manage the Context of Your Work Space to Resist Distraction
Eric Barker stashed this in Diabolical Plans For World Domination
So when you need to get work done, put your phone on the other side of the room. Make distractions harder to reach.
When you have fewer things to react to or you make it harder to react to them, you’ll be less reactive.
Your brain is wired to react to its surroundings, so it’s no wonder that those surroundings can distract you. However, if you’re trying to get stuff done and something in your work space is getting in the way of that, either change the context around your work area or change your work area itself.