Maximize Productivity by Minimizing Distractions
Distractions – we all have them. Email notifications, social media interactions, the ever-present onslaught of tasks around your living space… it can all feel a little… distracting. One of the best things you can do to boost productivity is to minimize distractions. Here are my top 5 tips to boost focus and get more done with less.
- Set up a quiet space just for you.
Setting up a space that’s just for you can feel easier said than done, but if you can find a
space where you can be alone for a few hours at a time, you’ll immediately feel the
difference. If there’s a door to close or a physical space to travel to, like an office, that’s
even better– it encourages you to compartmentalize, which is the name of the game for
busy business owners with other obligations.
- Find ways to streamline efforts for maximum efficiency.
A good example of this is to set up automation and reliable flows so that you aren’t getting caught up with administrative tasks. Anything to set yourself up for success so that you can spend your time on the pieces of the work that will help your business grow!
Check out this blog post for how to use sales automations to boost your revenue!
- Use apps on your phone and desktop to limit what you can access.
Apps like SelfControl for Mac will block you from accessing websites of your own choosing for a set amount of time, or turn on the Focus mode on your iPhone to turn off notifications while you work.
Pair this with workflow strategies like the Pomodoro Technique, and you’ll be having the most efficient work sessions you’ve ever had in NO time.
- Block off time on your calendar.
It can be easy to overschedule meetings or calls and give yourself no time for the actual work, especially when your time is limited. Get into the practice of putting blocks of time on your calendar for uninterrupted work. This is especially helpful if you share your calendar with others so that they will know not to schedule with you during that time, and it mentally prepares you for that time block every day.
- Don’t reinvent the wheel.
Templates are your BEST FRIEND. Looking for good email copy? A budget spreadsheet? Social media templates? Don’t waste your time creating these things from scratch. Do a quick google search– the reality is that there are plenty of internet creators who live to make these kinds of processes easier for everyone, and chances are, you’ll find a template that fits your exact needs. This is a big time saver!
With these 5 easy tips, I hope you can increase your efficiency and quality of the work, and that you can walk away from the work feeling as though you took charge of your time and finished what you needed to!