Background: When I'm coding, I sometimes make tea, and as long as I'm drinking the tea, I find myself more focused. Drinking tea seems to make me focus more. Thus, it seems that while doing something else I am less likely to be distracted. Another example that seems similar is listening to music while working out (running for example).
- Is there a term that describes the process by which engaging in a small secondary task increases focus on the primary task?
- Are the two examples of drinking tea while coding and listening to music while working out related?