With everything going on in the world, it’s easy to become distracted. If you are now working from home, you still need to be productive and get your job done. Luckily, in times of uncertainty, accomplishing tasks can give you a feeling of control and normalcy.
If you have been having trouble staying focused while working from home, we have put together a few tips to keep you productive while managing constant distractions.
Set a Time for News Updates
The news is changing from minute to minute and it can be hard to not constantly check it. Between constant updates on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, it can be very tempting throughout the day. It’s important to know what is going on in the world, but it is unhealthy and overwhelming.
Instead of compulsively checking the news, set aside a specific time in your schedule to do so. Decide to only check the news for 10-20 minutes every few hours throughout the day. This can be the time when you check up on your social media and news websites. For other times, turn off your phone notifications and turn off the TV. It’s okay to take a break from the constant “breaking news.”
Create an Actual Work Space
If you find that working from the couch or your bed is limiting your productivity, it’s time to set up a dedicated workspace. Having a separation of space will make it easier for your to focus and will remind you of being back in the office. Find a place in your home where you can spread out and has a decent backdrop for when you have to join virtual meetings.
Outsource What You Can
In Dallas, cleaning services are still considered essential services. Sitting in a dirty house can be distracting and cause you to want to get up and clean. Instead, outsource these types of tasks to Valet Maids to help you stay focused throughout the day.
Set Your Phone to Do Not Disturb
Constant notifications from your phone throughout the day are an easy way to ruin your attention span and productivity. Group texts and other updates can be avoided with the Do Not Disturb function on your phone. For maximum effect, you can set a timer for your phone to be on Do Not Disturb during certain times of the day.
Set a Timer
A great way to stay focused is the Pomodoro method. This method has you set a timer to work for 25 solid minutes and then take a 5-minute break. After 3 of these sessions, you can take a 30-minute break. This allows you to focus in spurts of time since you know that you have a break coming up. It also encourages you to take much-needed breaks throughout the day.
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