Have you ever felt that you are working tirelessly but getting nothing done?
Whether you work from home or in an office DISTRACTION can be a problem and suck the time away from you! We try to prioritize, we try to plan, we try to stay focused but external stimuli get the better of us!
Here are a three suggestions to help avoid distraction while you are working:
PUT YOUR PHONE AWAY: Not on the desk next to you. AWAY. In a drawer or a bag where you can't see it! Save checking your texts and personal calls/e-mails for your break time.
SET DO NOT DISTURB: Put a Do Not Disturb sign on your door (or if you have the technology on your phone). Let people know that you are serious about concentrating and getting work done!
COMMIT to completing one task before starting the next. There is nothing more easily distracting then a new task. Finishing a task before starting another will make you feel like you have accomplished more in a day. Having a bunch of unfinished tasks can leave you feeling dissatisfied at the end of the day.
These are easy things to try.....what can it hurt?
The worst thing that happens is that you get more done! OH MY!