Tuning out distractions doesn’t mean checking out; in fact, what you’re piping through your headphones may actually help you concentrate.
Sometimes a good diversion is exactly what you need to get back on track.
“In some ways distractions are a form of mindfulness—being mindful of your environment and noticing more new things. Being open to them allows for the ability to take bits of information and combine them in novel ways that are useful or adaptive.”
Stop multitasking. It’s not doing you any good.