Whether you’re in college, work from home, or work in an office, we all have work to get done. For me, I find it really hard to sit down and focus on one thing because my mind is constantly going with all of the tasks I need to accomplish. Having been through four years of college, working a few internships, working part time and now, working from home, I’ve managed to find a few things that work for me to minimize distractions when I’m trying to get work done.
01. Grab your stationery. In order to get work done, I need a cute notebook, planner, and list to get organized. I use a planner that has a calendar view and a to-do list for my blog and life, a notebook for my blog, and a separate to-do list for the weekends. If stationery is your style, grab a notebook to get started.
02. Write it all down. One of the first activities I do in the morning is write down everything I need to get done during the day. Whether it be taking photos for a blog post, commenting on blogs, doing laundry, it all goes down on my to-do list for the day. This way, I can reward myself with checking off each activity after they are completed.
03. Prioritize. After you’ve written your list, number the tasks in order of importance. If you struggle with completing all your tasks each day, prioritizing your tasks will help you accomplish the most important ones each day.
04. Put away your phone. Endless scrolling through Instagram will stand in your way when trying to finish your work. To limit distractions, put your phone on do not disturb and place it out of sight. Limit phone usage to break times only. For me, this is during lunchtime and in the afternoons when I’m putting away laundry.
05. Set timers. If you have trouble with getting sucked into one task and aren’t moving to other tasks, set a timer for yourself. Allot thirty minutes to going through emails and once the timer is up, move to the next task. If you have a less important task, replace it with the task that is taking you the longest or continue on it the next day.
How do you get work done and minimize distractions?
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