The thin line between attraction and distractionYou are inside a garments shop and choosing a dress for yourself. Suddenly, you got attracted to the corner by a particular dress and immediately fell in love with it. All the favourite things attract us in some ways. It is not limited to dress or some materials, we feel that special attraction towards people, music, place and the list may be endless. When you are working on an issue with full concentration, it is natural to feel irritated if you find something distracting. The atmosphere of such working places is protected by certain rules. For example, it is not permissible in many libraries to carry a mobile phone. It is well understood that the ringtone of a call is a distraction to others present inside the reading room. The same is applicable in theatre halls and meetings.
Now if you think of a situation where you are the single person concentrating on the work, then also the mobile phone ringtone can distract you. Suppose, you are inside your room at your home and doing something very attentively. If somebody in the other room plays your favourite number you will certainly be distracted. If your favourite person arrives there in your room then also it will break your concentration. Have you ever noticed that in all these situations the attraction can well become the cause of your distraction? The same thing which pulls you toward it can become pleasing or irritating depending on the situation.