Tip of the Day:Guidelines to Stay Focused at Work

In a world filled with instant access to information, coworkers and friends, finishing a solid eight hours of work seems nearly impossible.

Avoiding distractions, however, is not a Herculean task, and just like getting to the gym each day, staying focused while at work is a matter of building good habits.

Set clear goals, so instead of saying, “I am going to work a solid eight hours every day,” make a list of your top priorities for the week, and this helps you avoid reacting to every distraction that comes up.

Work in 60-90-minute blocks – As we work, our alertness drops off, increasing the lure of distractions, so set a timer and take a break at the end of each cycle.

Practice not being distracted – Meditation is a great way to do this because it is just you and your thoughts.

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