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How to Beat the Distractions

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Procrastination has been demonized in the past but the truth is everyone does it. Here are a few things that I do that I find help me on a day to day basis:
 
Plan your day
 
Especially in office environments, it is very easy to get distracted so plan your day ahead of time. Usually, I find planning my day the previous afternoon before I leave work means I can get straight into it the next morning, maximizing that early burst of energy.
 
Make a realistic to do list
 
Ensure when planning your work for the day that you give yourself a realistic goal to what you can achieve in a day. By no means go easy on yourself but challenge yourself beyond your usual duties.
 
Take regular breaks
 
Taking regular breaks can increase your productivity, not dampen it! It keeps you clear headed and allows you to reboot without losing your mojo. Take a walk outside, read an interesting article or even something as simple as making yourself a coffee or tea.  
 
Start with the small stuff
 
 When faced with a large amount of tasks, starting with the simpler assignments can make it easier to begin a larger task.
 
Knock off that Email and Instant messenger
 
Let’s face it, with emails flying back and forth, they can be quite distracting. Having email and instant messenger free blocks on your day, it gives you an opportunity to focus on the task at hand, without the interruptions.
 
 
 
Like always, let me know how you beat the procrastination bug. Please feel free to ask any questions in the comments box and I will try and get back to you.

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