Five Hacks to combat workplace distractions
(1) Solid motivation to combat distractions
If you record how much time those distractions really cost you, you’re going to be shocked – and motivated to change.
(2) Deter any interruptions
Politely deter your interrupter in a way that makes it in his or her best interest to let you work uninterrupted now, so that you can give them your full, undivided attention later.
(3) Try not to distract yourself
Learn techniques for riveting your wandering mind. Here are a few that I teach – choose what works for you: Transcending the environment, Visualising the ideal self, Psychological counterpunching.
(4) Know your critical few
Your critical few are those activities which, if you neglect them, will have dire consequences for your work, your job, or your personal life.
(5) Create a whole-week plan
A weekly plan gives you a structure for leveraging your “extra” time by planning a whole week in advance.