It’s Friday.. It’s been a long week.. It’s getting difficult to focus at work… Sounds relatable? 🤔
Well chances are you’re not the only one struggling to stay focused. Time Magazine hit the nail right on the head and shared great tips to beat distractions and stay focused at work (our personal favourite – #3)!
Read them carefully, choose your favourites and think about them next week! But for now, hang on a little longer and enjoy the weekend!! 🎉
Pinpoint the Problem
What causes you to lose focus? Is it fatigue, hunger or a Twitter addition? Figuring out the issue is the first step towards trying to fix it.
Envision what the workday will look like before it happens. Write down what things you need to get done or what you want to accomplish. Setting goals can help people stay on track.
Knock out your most challenging work when your brain is fresh. If you have any busy work or meetings, save them for the afternoon. By scheduling your day this way, you’ll be able to create a new and more productive way to manage your time.
Anything from Post-Its to pretzels and family photos can become a distraction. Clear off the workspace and have out only what’s needed to help stay in the zone.
Work on one project for a specific amount of time, rather than working until something is finished. (Write emails until 2 pm, instead of stopping at inbox zero). This way you know you can work hard until a certain time, and then be able to take a break.
Practice the “headphone rule”: no one’s allowed to talk to someone who’s wearing ear gear. It’s a great way to show you’re working on something important and don’t have time to chat.
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