How to Avoid Distractions

Whether you are working from home or back in the office, distractions can occur anywhere. Following the lead of this Lifehack article, there are 10 tools and tips you can try to prevent distractions.

  1. Keep Your Vision and Goals in Mind
  2. Reduce the Chaos of Your Day by Focusing on 2 to 3 Important Tasks
  3. Do Those Tasks as Soon as Possible
  4. Focus on Only the Smallest Part of Your Work at a Time
  5. Visualize Yourself Working
  6. Control Your Internal Distractions
  7. Remove External Distractions
  8. Skip What You Don’t Know
  9. Improve Your Discipline With Focus Practice
  10. Manage Your Momentum

If any of these tips are confusing, read the article above to learn more.

Or, as this article from Real Simple explains, the key is to manage your attention, rather than your time. As the article quotes, “’when we say time management, it gives us the illusion that we actually have control over time, when in fact we have none—time marches on no matter what you do.’” Managing your attention involves shifting our understanding and strategies for motivation. 

You can do it!


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