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Prioritize Tasks

The first hour at work is the most productive. 

Do the more demanding work first, followed by the less pressing work. End with the routine tasks.

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To focus on your work, do not allow intermittent phone calls. Rather request your colleagues to take messages.

Once you're done with your work, return earlier calls.  Ask them about their concerns, take notes and confirm that you are attending to their requests.

When you call them back, always try to limit the phone conversation to less than three minutes.

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Choose Suitable Music

Background music should provide you with ease and inspiration. 

Organize your music to suite your mood.

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Have separate email addresses for business and personal use.  

Unsubscribe from senders you can do without. Organize the emails you need to attend to. Delete the rest.

Check your emails only when you’re finished with the more important tasks. Limit your email time.


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Be "invisible"

Turn your mobile phone to silent mode during times when you need to pay full attention to your work.

Set the status of your instant messaging to “busy” or stay “invisible” while working on important tasks.

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Use only one folder and put all files related to a project into the relevant folder.

Ensure your computer remains virus-free to reduce unnecessary stress.

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Organise Your Workstation

Too much clutter on your desk can be distracting. 

Organise your desk. Retain only the items you need and keep them neatly arranged. Pack the rest away.

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Don't let discomfort distract you from your work. 


Make sure you have a comfortable table and chair combination. That way you can remain focused for more hours without becoming fatigued. 

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It’s always helpful to have a to-do list at your computer or in an accessible app.

Tick tasks off once you've completed them to provide a sense of accomplishment.

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Protect yourself from distractions with headphones so that you can remain focused. 

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Discipline yourself to check Social Media only when you have time available. 

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Find the Fun

To create meaning in your tasks, find out why you need to do them. Then find ways to make each task fun. Owning a task in this way is likely to improve your focus.

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Let others know that you are trying to create a more focused routine. That way you are more likely to be left alone to focus.

Unless there’s a very urgent matter at hand, they’ll give you space. 

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At the first signs of fatigue or hunger, drink some water for refreshment.

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Have some healthy snacks close by to settle a grumbling stomach. This will keep you energetic and focused.

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Need Help Staying Focused? Try These 10 Tips

if you are getting distracted by something in your work please try these 10 steps to be focused and be concentrated in your work.

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How to improve your concentration| 10 TIPS FOR BOOSTING FOCUS
  1. Get rid of distractions. First things first: You need to eliminate distractions. ...
  2. Coffee in small doses. ...
  3. Practice the Pomodoro technique. ...
  4. Put a lock on social media. ...
  5. Fuel your body. ...
  6. Get enough sleep. ...
  7. Set a SMART goal. ...
  8. Be more mindful.
  9. Make a to-do list
  10. Focus on similar tasks

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1. Exercise

Get your day started right by getting the blood flowing. In Japan, companies used to have their employees start their mornings with some light exercise.

According to the Harvard Medical School, exercise “reduces levels of the body’s stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. It also stimulates the production of endorphins, chemicals in the brain that are the body’s natural painkillers and mood elevators.”

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