If you don't believe this is the worst distraction to have at work, you're totally lying to yourself.  Even I believe it!

I remember when I got my first job and they had said in the orientation that cell phone usage wasn't allowed while we were on the clock, for obvious reasons.  As a teenager, you want to text your friends, Snapchat, and scroll on Instagram.  Fighting the urge was soooooo real, am I wrong?

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Let's face it - there's going to be downtime in the workplace no matter where you're employed at.  It could be a slow day, you finish your work early, or you're just trying to take it easy some days.  That means more time to socialize with coworkers or find other tasks to fill your time.

"Nearly 3 in 10 workers admit to distracting their colleagues when bored; an issue most prevalent in certain industries with construction workers (43%), those in food services (42%), and government positions (40%) being the most likely to distract others." [solitairebliss]

Related: Apparently, The Average Illinoisan Takes 10 Months To Do This

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What's the BIGGEST distraction at work, though?  It's all around us and we really can't escape it.

Illinoisans Say This Is The #1 Biggest Distraction At Work

SOCIAL MEDIA.  According to SolitaireBliss, social media is the top way we cope with boredom at work.  I'm guilty of it and so are you, I guarantee it!

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In today's society, most of us feel weird without our phones attached to our hip.  We have a fear of missing out on things happening online rather than in reality.  If social media and cell phones weren't a thing, do you think you'd be more efficient and focused at work?

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