I've been traveling the world in this past month, alongside my iOS devices and MacBook Pro. I've been a GTD and OmniFocus user for at least 6-7 years and feel I know my way around my sense of productivity; though by all means I'm discovering new things every single week.
During these travels to foreign countries and within the U.S., I've noticed that the majority of my productivity is when i'm alone, away from friends and family which serve as distractions. This isn't to say that my actions don't include these people, but on a daily basis, those times when i'm on fire, on a roll or in the zone are accomplished when i'm focused on my own accord.
I'm wondering your take on this thought, and above all, how you approach this matter on a daily basis, should it occur to you.
I've had many friends who are productive and simply tell those around them, "Alright I gotta go." While for others it seems like the social glue is too strong to release. I mention and create this post now considering i'm currently staying at a friends house in the U.S. and notice that said friend runs his day at a much slower pace than I do, while I like to wake up and fire up all cylinders.
And to drive the point home, in regard to the title of this thread; I do mean alone. People seem to be distractions. From the friend who thinks is helping but really a distraction, to the little niece (though adorable) nearby that wants attention in fixing up a doll-house. Of course a solution would be to go and hit up a StarBucks but I can't do that. I'm stationary in regards to needing to stay close to home-base (wherever it may be said particular week) due to not necessarily knowing my way around new cities. (Again, this post isn't about GTD while traveling; more-so about GTD without distractions and this focusing on people).