Avoid Visual Distractions

When you need to engage in deep work, the most likely distraction is a visual one. So hide the phone, turn off pop-up alerts, and put some headphones on to signal to colleagues that you’re in your own zone. If there’s something else in your field of vision that might grab your attention (like a clock or a permanent news channel on a big monitor), remove it or reposition yourself so it’s not bothering you.

Source: learn.filtered.com