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During the pandemic, like many, I find myself working remotely at home. Despite the fantastic convenience of a 30-second commute from my bedroom to the dining room table where I leave my laptop, the constant temptation of eating cereal while watching YouTube has noticeably zapped my productivity.
Indeed, the concentration-drain of my tendency to multitask is anything but helpful to my paycheck. And although I reference hunky and photogenic stockphotos in my SNS posts:
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The reality is anything but. As a matter of fact, I'm thinking of investing in this robotic third arm developed by Japanese scientists.
That way I will no longer struggle grabbing beverages all those times I have to balance a plastic ball on a board. Working for grape Japan is weird...
And I'm not the only person to experience these issues. Recently, manga artist Motoshi Kohara (@kohara_motoshi) released a short manga spotlighting the difficulties of avoiding distractions while working.
Reproduced with permission from Motoshi Kohara (@kohara_motoshi)
Indeed, it’s hard to get much done. Motoshi commented:
“I can’t concentrate on more than one thing at a time.”
Clearly, he is not alone. The illustrator's followers responded:
If you can relate to this manga, you can find more like it on Motoshi’s Twitter page. Enjoy!