As any work manager or employee knows, people multitask everyday. Everybody wants to be distracted from their task and stay on task to get work done.
It is normal to work when your phone buzzes, to wake up, and then immediately go to bed. You definitely won’t be 100% focused while using your desktop computer, laptop, phone or tablet.
From the time you wake up to the time you go to bed, your mind will be constantly diverting your attention from the task that you are doing. What you may not be aware of is that your computer will probably be distracting you while working in the morning.
Therefore, it is recommended that you only use your computer for what you can benefit from. Using your phone or tablet in a restaurant or during the evening may not be productive.
There are some steps you can take to effectively use your home computer, smartphone, tablet and/or laptop.
Set a few tasks aside to be done on specific days
First of all, you have to allocate your focus and time to certain tasks and then note those tasks on a computer calendar.
Once you have set your priorities and created a time-limit on the tasks you are working on, assign them to certain days and times. It is best to not write your entire to-do list all at once, but have it fill up on specific days. This will guarantee you are accomplishing the most important tasks first.
Exercise, and stay hydrated.
Just as the British soldiers used to wear thick, rubber armor to resist the enemy, so too should you strive to stay fresh and healthy.
Exercise is important for your body. It helps to improve your cardiovascular health. Exercise has a number of beneficial effects on your health.
According to the Mayo Clinic, one of the benefits of exercise is that it allows your brain to operate at a higher capacity. The Mayo Clinic says that being fit can help you get to work on time, and it will keep you alert and productive for longer.
One simple method to stay fit is to schedule 30 minutes of stretching for the morning, and 30 minutes of yoga for the afternoon. Try to incorporate easy exercises that don’t require a lot of energy.
Consider having your computer on a regular schedule.
Often times, you can get too caught up in managing the business and the time consuming tasks that are part of it.
Another way you can manage this distraction is to remind yourself of the deadlines and deadlines that you set for yourself. You may find that you complete the tasks quicker when you remind yourself that you have a deadline.
Build an escape
If you must remain distraction free while working, there are other ways you can do this.
One of the most important things you need to do is to create a routine or strategy for getting away from the distractions.
According to a new study, there is a strong link between stress and distraction. Stress can make people less effective because it can make you lose focus on what you are trying to do.
A study by Sarah Nicholson from the University of Minnesota found that stress may be a factor in people’s ability to focus, sleep, or perform certain tasks. Stress is what leads people to have a consistent target for a task.
Unfortunately, this target can become quickly out of reach. In fact, a whopping 71% of people feel stressed while at work, and 25% of them work from home. In addition, work stress can also lead to relationship problems with partners.
If you choose to be distracted on purpose, here are some of the things you should do.
Focus on one aspect of your task. You don’t have to dedicate yourself to doing everything. Instead, you can focus on a specific aspect of your task.
The key is to not change your task once you get distracted. I know it can be difficult to do this, but it is important to keep your focus on your task so that you can get things done.
Find a quiet place in the house where you can concentrate. Finding a quiet place to work can be very helpful. It also helps to keep distractions out of the way.