You can find them everywhere. On Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, your mail client and even your phone. I'm talking about the number that shows how many unread messages, notifications, email, articles or what ever that are waiting for your attention. These little buggers are productivity biggest enemies.
Every time one of these pops up, I'll get the urge to stop what I'm doing and go check it out. They are designed to catch your attention and they are darn good at it.
So if you are looking to improve your productivity and reduce interruptions, get these little numbers out of your sight. I promise you'll get more things done.