The cat wants its food, and your family have decided to call you right now. Why now ? the cat and my family know I have a Spanish lesson this morning. Can you Adam and Eve it !.
I know ! everybody has forgotten my schedule, so cat out the door, phone off and lets enjoy another step up the language learning stairs.
Distractions affect the way we learn, making the knowledge we gain harder to use later on. Even if you manage to multitask and learn at the same time, it changes how you learn and the information you have just studied less likely to recall and use. Remember Use it or you'll lose it.