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Especially when distractions are high, make tasks smaller and break down your large projects into smaller tasks to help you concentrate and give you a sense of accomplishment and progress.
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Once you have your internal priorities sorted out, look at more external causes.
When you can identify the cause, you can fi...
One of the best ways to tune everything out is to tune in to music. When everything around you is distracting, put on your headphones--find something that can serve as background music rather than music that holds your full attention. Music can help you concentra...
This is a simple thing, but the rewards are great if you can pull it off:
All successful leaders are great planners; they make lists for every major and minor objective.
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Some of the biggest sources of distraction come from email, social media, and cell phones. If you want real focus, take yourself offline until you've accomplished what you need to do.
If your office or workspace is dirty, disorganized, or cluttered, invest some time in clearing it out so you can focus.
One of the keys to doing great work is to know when to take a break. When you start to feel distracted, take a break, and then reassess and refocus yourself. It doesn't just act as a reward--a short break can help your mind become clearer.
Distractions can be internal as well as external, so start by looking within. If you're all over the place, ask yourself
If you're working on a complex task, it takes an average of 90 minutes to accomplish anything worthwhile--and about 30 minutes just to get your mind on the task.
Once you are in the flow, set a concentrated period of time--and when the time runs out, stop. It's easier to st...
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Your to-do list is not your project list. Don't add multi-action tasks to your to-do list, such as "Clean out the office." Break projects down to smaller, easier-to-tackle subtasks.
The smaller and more atomic these subtasks are, the more doable they are. Break down tasks in...
Big projects seem overwhelming. Usually, when we're faced with projects like that, we tend to push them to the side in favor of smaller tasks that are easier to tackle.
Turn a big project into a series of smaller tasks that are easier to complete and put them on your agenda, to make sure yo...
... into smaller pieces and visualize them.
When you’re facing a large project, your first step should be to break it out into smaller goals. Then, break those goals down into smaller tasks. The more chances you have to feel like you “finished” part of it, the more motivation you’ll...
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