Start with an expectations list. It is like a ‘to do’ list but more generalized. It helps you look at, and occasionally glance at, what you are expected to accomplish throughout the day without a time schedule. This will keep pressure at a minimum with focus reinforcement as a main goal.
Shut down the notifications. You know how to check your phone and your email box. You don’t need constant updates about who is doing what on Twitter or that another email has rolled into your box. There is no rule stating you need to immediately respond to people, so don’t. This tiny little trick will help you remain on task.
Believe it or not these two suggested tips are ways to move in the right, and more productive, direction!
Until next time,
Twyla N. Garrett