It can be easy to get distracted in the workplace. There are plenty of distractions, but also a lot of work that needs to be done. The best thing is tune out workplace noise and distractions. If you’re having a hard time, here are some of the best ways to improve focus at work.
Keep a to-do list. To-do lists help minimize distractions and keep you focused. You know what you need to do, and crossing items off your list can bring relief. Place the important tasks first for maximum productivity.
Conquer difficult tasks first. We tend to put off the tasks we don’t want to do the most, or tasks that require more effort. Instead of procrastinating, cross it off your to-do list as soon as you can. The longer we wait to complete them, the heavier they can become.
Break work into chunks. Work can be less overwhelming, at your internship or temp job, when it’s cut into smaller pieces. You can do this by breaking your project into smaller steps, or carve set amounts of time to work on a task before a break. Pomodoro is a great method for this.
Create a routine. If you know what to do as soon as you get to work every day, it’s easier to get things done. You’ll be more efficient, and less prone to distractions. Something as simple as scheduled breaks or checking emails can make a difference.
Don’t neglect breaks. It can be easy to get caught up in work. But staring at a computer screen for extended periods of time, or sitting at a desk, without a break can block your workflow. Grab a coffee, take a bathroom break, or stretch – just move for a few minutes.
How do you improve your focus at work?