You often can not sit a long time for routine work? Are you distracted by everything around you? Do not have time? If you answered yes at least one of these questions, then read this article.
In our time, the main distracting factor is the smartphone. Scientists have calculated that a person takes his smartphone in the hands of an average of 118 times a day. At the same time, it takes 2–3 hours a day for useless surfing on the Internet and social networks. And if you take into account that not only this factor can distract us, how much do we have to do important things at all?
Concentration is very important. After all, this is the way to success.
There is an opinion that if the world controls your attention, then it controls you too. And if you can decide where to direct your attention, then you control your life.
In order to minimize the number of distractions and maximize the level of productivity, you need to know several methods.
1) Draw up a to-do list.
Often, we pick up the phone and disappear after it for a long time, when we do not know what else to do. To escape this, we need a to-do list. Prepare such list of what you need to do in a day and designate for each item the amount of time for which this should be done. In addition, this method has a beneficial effect on your memory.
2) Say no to multitasking.
Most people believe that doing several things at the same time allows you to deal with everything quickly. But this is not true! This way of doing things affects the quality of everyone. Therefore, the easiest way to do a few things is to do them consistently. Otherwise, you quickly get out of work, and in the end, you will have to redo the work.
3) Finish everything you started.
The most important problem that distracts the brain is the tasks in his head. Indeed, when you think about how much you have to finish, you do not know how to start, but when you are doing one, you constantly think about something else. You can draw an analogy with open applications. The more running processes, provide the slower works of device.
4) Organize the workspace.
It is very difficult to focus on solving a complex problem when there is chaos around. Of course, all people are different and somebody likes what is called “creative disorder”, but the surrounding situation absolutely influences the work process.
· choose a quiet place to work;
· take away your mobile phone;
· put things you need on your table and correctly combine all the materials that might be necessary;
· choose a workplace organization that is convenient for you, and do not create additional frameworks and restrictions on someone’s advice.
The main thing is the surrounding that favors the work.
The last but not less important, advice is rest. A full rest and a healthy sleep are the guarantee of self-improvement in any sphere. Everyone knows how hard it is to work when you do not get enough sleep.
With an average life expectancy of 75 years, we sleep 25 years.
The most effective time of sleep is from 10 to 12 p.m. It is better to lie down and get up at the same time. If you do not follow this rule, then the whole day will be unproductive. Do not think that it does not matter. The power reserve of each person is exhausted and it must be constantly restored.
An effective rest is:
• change of activities;
• allocating a day free of all affairs;
• separation of personal life and work;
Maybe someone have heard about technique “Pomodoro”, I’ll tell you some details about that.
You should separate your time for work and for rest. 25 min you are working, 5 min you are resting. Before you start, make a to-do list according to priorities, after that, set a timer for 25 min and start your work. Signal of timer means that you should start to rest, after 5 min come back to work. Note each finished point in your list. Make a long break within 15 min after 4 such peaces (work+rest). This technique helps to avoid distructions and understand how much time you need for some tasks. Try it!
And finally, try to leave work at work. Remember that everyone has their own preferences in the rest. Follow them! Do not forget to set priorities for yourself. It is useful to have outside hobbies, which you will devote time (creativity, for example). I wish good luck to everyone in improving their productivity!