Does your workplace limit your freedom to focus, making it more difficult for you to accomplish your objectives and achieve your goals? We’ve been there. Here are some ways you can regain your freedom to focus at work.
Ding! A new email. Ding! An urgent text message. And don’t get me started on the numerous project management software options out there — while they all have good intentions, and can be used to make our work lives much easier, they often become another layer of bureaucracy and a place where good ideas go to die.
And then the phone rings, and you’re 10 minutes late for your next meeting… lather, rinse, repeat.
Research shows that knowledge workers are interrupted a staggering 20 times an hour. That’s why we end up spending almost two-thirds of our day just managing our work, not actually doing it.
Does this describe you? Do you leave work feeling like you accomplished far less than you should in 8, 9, 10 or more hours? It it impossible to even gain a moment’s peace in your office?
If so, you’re not alone. But you’re also not doomed to spend your remaining years at work simply trying to survive the chaos. Here are three steps to getting your freedom to focus back:
Set your priority, eliminate potential distractions (we recommend the KonMari method as a great place to start!), and use the tools available to give yourself the freedom to focus.
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Originally published at journal.thriveglobal.com