Improve Your Productivity by Creating Barriers to Temptations

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Keep your productive juices flowing by making it difficult to access distractions

Many of us work at home and feel like we have the perfect setup to be productive. We can work in our pajamas, make coffee and food on demand, and play with our pets. However, there are a lot of temptations that we never realize we have because we don’t see them every day.

Even if you’re attempting to accomplish tasks on the weekend, things can easily come in to distract.

What’s more is in today’s fast-paced world, it can be difficult to stay productive. Many people rely on devices to help accomplish tasks throughout the day. However, these technologies also present a long list of distractions.

In today’s society, it seems that there is always something new vying for our attention. It can be difficult to stay focused on the task at hand without getting distracted by a new email notification, a text message, or some other notification.

In order to stay productive in this day and age, it is important to create some barriers to these distractions.

We Succumb to Distractions Because of Psychology & Habits

Distractions happen because our psychology and habits allow us to be distracted. Our brain has a natural tendency to wander and to seek activities that give us satisfaction.

This means we need to train it so it can be more focused. We need to be aware of what we are doing and how we can prevent ourselves from becoming distracted from productivity.

In a world where we are flooded with notifications, text messages, and emails every day, it can be difficult to find time to focus on what matters most.

Whether you’re trying to complete your daily tasks at work or tackle those long-waiting chores around the house, it is important to have a strategy in place to help you stay focused.

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Ideas to Create Barriers to Temptations

A simple way to stay productive is by creating barriers that will discourage any distractions.

One option would be to turn off all the notifications on your phone, so you won’t be tempted to check it constantly. Another option would be to use software to block yourself from the social media sites or other distracting sites.

Make it tough to reach the snacks, TV remote, and other temptations when you’re trying to improve your productivity. Even something as simple as closing the door to the room where distractions are can serve as a great physical barrier.

It’s still important to schedule time for breaks in between work sessions. Taking a few minutes to step away from the desk and stretch your legs can be helpful.

Stand up and walk around the room for five minutes to rest your mind and body. Or create a list of things you can do during your break that will fit in that amount of time.

Assess Your Productivity

Keep track of your time and review your productivity and your schedule. Figure out whether you can improve on your productivity.

Identify points in your day where you’re distracted. Once you identify the problem, you can use tactics to solve the problem.

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