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6 Tips to stay focussed in work





songsalways
If you are starting to feel like you can't do quality work because you
are always being interrupted, you probably need to learn how to focus
during the work day.

It seems like "multitasking" is the name of the game in the business
world, and most people tackle many projects at a time daily. Even if
you are just working on one project, think about all of the other
interruptions you handle. With all of the e-mails to answer, voice
mails to check, pages to return and instant messages to reply to, it's
a wonder how anyone gets any "real" work done!

Here are seven ways to stay focused in a world of
constant interruptions:

1. Create some "unavailable" time.

It's great to be that person co-workers can come to with questions,
but it can also keep you from getting your own work done. Give
yourself some time to be unavailable. Close the door to your office
and put up a "do not disturb" sign. Block out time on your schedule
and let others know that you cannot be disturbed. If you work in an
open space, go to a conference room where you won't be so easy to find
or rearrange your desk so your back is to your co-workers. Put on a
pair of headphones. Even if you don't listen to any music, wearing
headphones can send a message that you are not available to talk.
Finally, learn how to say no. You don't have to apologize or over-
explain. Just let your co-workers know that you do not have the free
time to help right now. Any good teammate will understand.

2. Resist the urge to read and reply.

Are your friends and family sending you messages every hour? As
tempting as it is to read all e-mails as they arrive, resist the urge
and keep working. Set up a separate personal account and only check it
at home. If you would rather have just one account, limit yourself to
certain times of the day for reading personal messages, such as
lunchtime. And get in the habit of automatically deleting junk
messages. Trust us the story is false, the deal is a hoax, and you
will not have seven years of bad luck if you don't forward the
message.

3. Turn off your instant messaging program.

Instant messaging programs are extremely popular these days, but they
can be a real focus-killer in the office. If you have an instant
messaging program installed, set it to indicate that you are away or
busy during the workday. Tell your friends you can't chat and that you
will get in touch with them the "old-fashioned" way later via the
telephone.
Or just try to keep the conversations short and precise.

4. Plan your phone time.

Using the phone is necessary for most people, but there are ways to be
more efficient with this business tool. First, plan important calls by
writing down your key points and questions you need to ask. This will
decrease the number of times you have to call people back. If you have
caller ID, don't answer calls from unrecognizable numbers, and use
your voice mail to screen your calls. That way you can call back those
you need to at a better time.

5. Take a breather.

Are you so frazzled that your head is spinning? If you have way too
much going on, it will be impossible to focus. Take a few minutes away
from your desk to clear your head and re-focus. Take a walk, stretch
out, do some office yoga, or just sit with your eyes closed and
breathe deeply for a few minutes.

6. Write it down.

Sometimes you just need a visual reminder of your tasks to stay
focused. Make a list, or several lists, to keep you on track. Put a
dry-erase board next to your computer where you can periodically look
up and see how you are progressing. This will keep you focused and
give you a sense of accomplishment every time you cross an item off
your list.

[Pls inform if this was good...]
albert2008
Good page support .

Got you
songsalways
thanks for the comment. I would be glad if it is helpful somehow.
GProject
I've got another one - not browsing forums. I'm really bad at that one though...

I see 'turn off instant messaging programs' on your list, but I'm pretty sure that most workplaces block those. Who would want thier employees chatting on MSN Messenger all day? 'Take a breather' is a good one though, especially if it's all getting too much - it's just very hard to do if you're particularly busy.
orno
GProject wrote:
I've got another one - not browsing forums. I'm really bad at that one though...


LOL i was just going to say that he forgot
7. GET OFF FRIHOST

Razz
standready
Great list!
My phone time is always schedule due to time difference with a number of my customers. I go in early just to catch them before their day ends. They also have my home number which is bad when they forget and call in the middle of my night.
I do think, depending on your position, that screening calls is not really a good idea.
If you have voice mail, everyday create a message with out of office and meeting times. example: "You have reached the desk of ____ today is August 16th. I will be out of the office until 11am. Please leave a brief message."
DeFwh
These are acctually something most of us could use. Esspecially in my case being ADHD boy. Even though im not on frihost that much these days.

But another point is that sometimes u just have to think about yourself and what u really need to get done to make yourself successful. Because if you cant be successful why bother helping other people when u can barely do it yourself. In life there is helping and there is dragging most people get helped through highschool and get dragged through college only to drag the people in front of them trying to succeed more.

Perfect example remember Shaun of the Dead well shauns freind is the drag.
ColdFire
I bet getting a pay raise will keep you 'on focus' for a few months! Laughing
peroxide
Nice tips, but can someone post something about how to kill time in the office when there's nothing to do without looking like you're slacking?
sneha
6 tips ..here it goes
1.luk right
2.luk left
3.turn around ur head n see wat others r doi
4.make sure tht ther is no disturbance
5.make urself comfortable
6.close ur eyes and sleep. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
Guelila
Very nice tips =D
Especially the only about instant messengers Laughing
MSN is my biggest distraction in whatever I do.
juanherrera
These are great tips! Creating unavailable time is essential! If you can turn off your email program, the lack of distractions is invaluable!
Ghost Rider103
peroxide wrote:
Nice tips, but can someone post something about how to kill time in the office when there's nothing to do without looking like you're slacking?


Frihost would work, and maketime go by faster for you.
orrvaa
very thanks you it will help me
BigMo420
Why on God's green Earth would I want to stay focused at work??
Laughing
gabeos
Alternatively, you can embrace your inner procrastinator, realize your work probably isn't going to get done until the last moment anyway, and proceed to enjoy your time working on somewhat marginal, but interesting things.

Slate.com is running an entire article series on procrastination that is really good, ya'll should check it out.
silvate
Nice tips. Unfortunately it doesn't work for me. I'm at the Helpdesk and the phone keeps ringing and people keep barging into my office. I enjoy it though, just wish it could be a little more quiet sometimes.
AFriedman
7. Pick ONE thing to do, and keep returning to it until it's done.
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LOL, it's sofa king we todd did....

anyway, thanks for the tips. Sometimes I have trouble concentrating on my work too.
slashnburn99
I like number one and 5

going to set a side 30 mins a day to get away from the desk

i could work 10 hours straight if im on a role (i blame counterstrike for my lasting power! used to play that 8 hours an evening every evening)

sometimes get lost in the task, i will start my fake meetings tomorrow! with Mr Frihost
chatrack
It is just like saying "do not disturb" to any outside call sources.
Greatking
its great information. i have been using a few of the tips already and i can testify that its helping and it does work.
budazz
Nice tips for someone like me. who wake up early just to drag myself go to work.
Im feeling bored right now on my current job. same routine.

I was thinking if I should quit and do freelance.

*SIGH.. Sad
yuxuan
I just feel that arranging the time reasonablely is the best way.
You should budget your time when you get up in the morning. Think back the works you should do,and wrrite it down.
zacky
songsalways wrote:
If you are starting to feel like you can't do quality work because you
are always being interrupted, you probably need to learn how to focus
during the work day.

It seems like "multitasking" is the name of the game in the business
world, and most people tackle many projects at a time daily. Even if
you are just working on one project, think about all of the other
interruptions you handle. With all of the e-mails to answer, voice
mails to check, pages to return and instant messages to reply to, it's
a wonder how anyone gets any "real" work done!

Here are seven ways to stay focused in a world of
constant interruptions:

1. Create some "unavailable" time.

It's great to be that person co-workers can come to with questions,
but it can also keep you from getting your own work done. Give
yourself some time to be unavailable. Close the door to your office
and put up a "do not disturb" sign. Block out time on your schedule
and let others know that you cannot be disturbed. If you work in an
open space, go to a conference room where you won't be so easy to find
or rearrange your desk so your back is to your co-workers. Put on a
pair of headphones. Even if you don't listen to any music, wearing
headphones can send a message that you are not available to talk.
Finally, learn how to say no. You don't have to apologize or over-
explain. Just let your co-workers know that you do not have the free
time to help right now. Any good teammate will understand.

2. Resist the urge to read and reply.

Are your friends and family sending you messages every hour? As
tempting as it is to read all e-mails as they arrive, resist the urge
and keep working. Set up a separate personal account and only check it
at home. If you would rather have just one account, limit yourself to
certain times of the day for reading personal messages, such as
lunchtime. And get in the habit of automatically deleting junk
messages. Trust us the story is false, the deal is a hoax, and you
will not have seven years of bad luck if you don't forward the
message.

3. Turn off your instant messaging program.

Instant messaging programs are extremely popular these days, but they
can be a real focus-killer in the office. If you have an instant
messaging program installed, set it to indicate that you are away or
busy during the workday. Tell your friends you can't chat and that you
will get in touch with them the "old-fashioned" way later via the
telephone.
Or just try to keep the conversations short and precise.

4. Plan your phone time.

Using the phone is necessary for most people, but there are ways to be
more efficient with this business tool. First, plan important calls by
writing down your key points and questions you need to ask. This will
decrease the number of times you have to call people back. If you have
caller ID, don't answer calls from unrecognizable numbers, and use
your voice mail to screen your calls. That way you can call back those
you need to at a better time.

5. Take a breather.

Are you so frazzled that your head is spinning? If you have way too
much going on, it will be impossible to focus. Take a few minutes away
from your desk to clear your head and re-focus. Take a walk, stretch
out, do some office yoga, or just sit with your eyes closed and
breathe deeply for a few minutes.

6. Write it down.

Sometimes you just need a visual reminder of your tasks to stay
focused. Make a list, or several lists, to keep you on track. Put a
dry-erase board next to your computer where you can periodically look
up and see how you are progressing. This will keep you focused and
give you a sense of accomplishment every time you cross an item off
your list.

[Pls inform if this was good...]


nice.. i learn something.. it just a bit so long to describe each one of them but i got your point.. thanks!
soljarag
yeah, making lists of to-do's each day helps alot./.... when you find yourself in a daze / tired, you just look at your list of what to do next
rogue_skydragon
I found this list VERY useful. I'm currently a student attending the University of California and at times I feel like the course load and extracurriculars I've taken on are so overbearing
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