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5 PROVEN TECHNIQUES YOU CAN USE TO AVOID DISTRACTION WHILE WORKING FROM HOME

How to avoid distraction
 
How to avoid distractions while working from home is not difficult but the techniques use in combating them are very different.
 
What you must keep in mind;
 
“The effect of finishing up a task and to become PRODUCTIVE every day, is only POSSIBLE when you have the ability to STAY FOCUSED while engaging in ANY activity”.
 
“DISTRACTION” is inevitable but can be controlled!
 
What is Distraction?
 
Distraction is anything that keeps your MIND away from a specific goal or task. Distraction can be internal or external. Internal Distraction are your thoughts, emotions, hunger etc. While External Distractions are social interactions, noise, messages and phone calls.
 
Whether internally or externally, you have been a victim of both.
 
But, you can break-free (If you want to) Here are five proven techniques you can use…
 

1. INTENTION attracts ATTENTION

Intention attracts Attention
What’s your purpose? The most effective way of being productive is having a goal, before starting to work. It is the best way to START OFF!
 
  • · PEN DOWN all activities you want to do for the day.
 
  • · BREAK INTO SMALLER CHUNKS: Sometimes times you might get overwhelmed by the multitudes of task you have to do and probably PROCRASTINATE about it. To avoid such it is important you break the bigger task into smaller chunks, because this will make life much easier and more productive .Let’s view an example of a “birthday plan” shown below;
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2. ORGANISE YOUR WORK SPACE

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This activity doesn’t take days but only few minutes to execute. A separate room for your work is indeed a “life saver” .Privacy is essential for you (you must create it) because this avoid interruptions from families who are on visit Or the innocent kids playing around. Make your work space “a room for motivation” What you must do…
 
  • · Choose a right place for your working habitation
 
  • · Clean up the unnecessary things around
 
  • Organize your tools; laptops or computers, paperwork, table desk, file box etc.
 
  • Stay away from a noisy environment, and don’t forget put a sign post at the front of your door such as, “Do not disturb”, “Busy” to inform those around.

3. SCHEDULING A TIME FOR THE USE OF PHONE/INTERNET at home can improve your concentration

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The first thing you must keep in mind is, the internet or your mobile phone are only a tool. You choose the message or calls you response to at the RIGHT TIMING.YOU ARE CONTROL! If you must attend to urgent calls or emails it’s advisable to schedule a specific time (you should add up this on your to do list) so that you don’t get carried away while working .For instance, the (INTERNET) you might get stuck when you see something that excites you like funny videos, random rewards, funny adverts that gets you laughing and the time tickling. You can avoid the guilt of failing to finish up a daily task, by not giving in to distraction. Create a timeline and stick to your schedule.

4. DO IT ONE AT A TIME NOT MULTASKING:

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Multitasking seems like the best option in most cases but it is not so why? The risk is that it “decreases your chances of productivity and the ability to achieving one goal before another. You start up a task, go to another, then you realize there is something else you haven’t done, you leave it again and go to the next, isn’t that exhausting? If you’ve got a limited time, my advise for you is to break each task into smaller chunks as I pointed out on number one. Also, schedule a time for each one to avoid you from skipping or forgetting to do the preceding activity. One task at time breeds satisfaction and maximum attention.
You got it right? Okay let’s move on….
 
What you don’t know…
 

5. TAKE SHORT BREAKS:

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As intruding as distraction might be it has some positive effect. I understand that look but try to erase whatever doubts you have right now, and let’s examine its importance together…By the way, when you do this it doesn’t mean that you are assaulting the requirements for avoiding distractions. Here are the advantages…
 
· Breaks are necessary its helps reduce stress and allows you to re-focus to the task at hand.
 
· To avoid break-down and stay focused while working, breaks are responsible for recharging the mind and nourishing the body for the task ahead.
 
· It gives the brain a chance to rest and recovery which leads to boosting up your concentration “from being productive to your happiness” at the end of the day.
 
Do something that will ease the stress, grab a juice or snack, watch funny videos, and move
 
about the house. Make sure you are doing something you enjoy.
 
Everyone is different, so whatever works for you, go for it!
 

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