Science Confirms: Smarter People Are More Distracted at Work
We can’t help it
Between checking your email on every device a million times, shuffling through countless tabs on your browser and watching the hilarious Adele video your BFF sent, it’s no wonder you’re having trouble staying focused at work. But according to science, the reason you’re so damn distracted is actually pretty great.
It's because you’re super smart.
Here’s why: Intelligent people have more difficulty prioritizing all of their ideas. If you're trying to deal with each light-bulb moment as it arises, you can wind up feeling pretty flustered and--drum roll, please--easily distracted. Add in the constant buzzing--texts, pings, calls--of the modern workplace and it's a miracle you get anything done.
So, the next time you can’t focus, cut yourself a break: You’re just too smart for your own good.