In the pursuit of success, we try our best to practice good time management, and diligently keep our schedules and planners running at full capacity. What then, do we do when we are faced with the myriad of distractions that occur within the work day? It is important that we take care of such debilitating distractions before they become a bigger problem, and also strive to eliminate all such distractions altogether.
Here are three strategies that you can apply to reduce and eliminate distractions from your work day.
1) Turn off your internet browser if you can - If you are forever tempted to check the latest sports scores on the net, or what the latest news is, there is no way you'll be able to be at your most productive. Keep away from the internet explorer or Firefox and you might just be able to squeeze out a couple more hours of good solid work.
2) Clear your table of all the clutter that has accumulated. Magazines that keep piling up, notes and memos you have read or have yet to read, files that demand your attention all have no place on your desktop when you are working on something else. Yes, these items do need to exist, so keep them somewhere you can get to, just not on your table top where it will interfere with the current task you are doing.
3) Set yourself some quiet time where you will not be interrupted. Let your colleagues and fellow office folk know that you do not wish to be interrupted during a particular time of the day. This means you can get a solid one to two hours of work done during these quiet periods without anyone wanting to talk to you, have a chat, or asking you to look over some documents.
With just the above three strategies, you can improve your overall productivity and make yourself an extremely valuable member of your company. Showing that kind of dedication to getting the job done is a sure fire way to get yourself in the bosses good books and increase your chances of success.
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Shafir Ahmad of http://www.ShafirAhmad.com is the author of “The Experts Guide to Managing Your Time".