We’re bombarded daily with input, some external, some created by us (digital surfing, for example). There are theories that over time, this will change our personalities, making us more susceptible to boredom and restlessness. And sometimes, we’re just easily distracted, looking for almost daily variety, according to this author.
Given that changing one’s personality is likely not feasible, one option is to look at what you do for work and make decisions about your career that are in line with your personality, somewhere you can find variety and challenge.
There are some specific suggestions here, and just thinking about options is going to help you deal with the distractions taking you away from being productive.
there’s no need to stress out if you struggle to improve your attention, not least because your typical patterns of focus and distraction are an inherent part of who you are, and what makes you you. A better approach to improving your job performance and maximizing your career potential is therefore to identify a role that is a natural fit for your natural dispositions. Instead of following your passions, try following your personality.