According to a 2018 survey by Udemy, more than 70% of workers report feeling distracted on the job, with 16% saying they almost always feel unfocused.
Due to the increase of distractions in the time period we live in, productivity is something a lot of us struggle to achieve.
If you’re not productive that means you’ll end up working more hours to get your tasks done and it will take you a long time to increase your business revenue!
You can fix this problem by implementing the followings:
Put your phone on Do-not-disturb (DND)
When you start working, putting your phone on silent isn’t enough because you’ll still be able to see all of your notifications, which will tempt you to check your phone constantly.
Rather, when you start working, put your phone on DND (Do-Not-Disturb)
DND feature stops notifications, alerts, and calls from making any noise, vibration, or lighting up your phone screen when the phone is locked.
You can allow calls or text to ring from specific people and you can also set an automatic text reply that gets sent every time some contacts you.
Set time blocks when working to help you create a sense of urgency so that you get
things done on time.
Estimate the amount of time it will take you to finish a task and try
your best to finish it in that amount of time.
When taking a break also set a timer to ensure that you don’t get lost doing other things because a lot of time what’s intended to be a quick break turns into 30 minutes.
Be disciplined and get back to work when your timer goes off so that you don’t accomplish all of your work in a timely manner.
Laptop and mobile apps
Here are a few apps that can help you remove distractions when working:
Freedom is a laptop and a mobile app that allows you to block, during
a defined time slot, everything that represents a threat to your concentration.
Whether it is text messages, websites, applications… it’s up to you to select what is distracting you and block it.
Adblocker without a doubt needs to be installed on your computer to help you concentrate more when the work you are doing requires extensive research on the Internet.
Focus@Will is an app that combines neuroscience and music to helps increase your focus by reducing distractions, energizing you, and helping you hit those critical deadlines.