It all starts with a pop-up notification and once you pick-up your phone to check out that notification, it usually sticks to your hand for 10-15 minutes and thus begins a repetitive process. So, how to always stay focused with these numerous distractions?
Here are 5 ways to ensure you’re always focused and never distracted while working from home online: –
Know before you start
Jot down the points and outline your work before getting started with it. Starting without planning can lead to a wastage of time as one can keep looking for ideas, jumping from one site to another just to end up with nothing. So, follow the golden rule “think, plan and execute” in order. Think it out properly, then plan it out, at least have a rough idea and when you know what you need, you can start working by just joining the dots. This way you will be more efficient and get less distracted since you have will have a path to follow.
Turn off notifications
If the golden rule does not help, you can turn off your phone’s notifications to avoid unnecessary notifications because it gets difficult to focus again once you get distracted. You can even prioritize your notifications to avoid missing any important message.
Turn on Music
Studies have shown that soft instrumental music can improve concentration. So, you can listen to some soft instrumental music to help stay focused. You can download various apps available online which can help you to have a calm mind as the music uses soothing sounds of the sound of rain, wind, etc.
Separate work from social life
Just like you have a separate mail for work and personal use, you can try separating other aspects too. For instance, you can make a separate account on your laptop for all the official purposes. If that is too much, then you can use different browsers for different purposes. For instance, you can use Chrome for browsing work-related sites and Microsoft Edge for personal use.
Enjoy your work!
It is important to enjoy your work. If you won’t enjoy it you will be distracted no matter what you do. So, it is extremely important to learn to enjoy the work you are doing.