8. Avoid any Tech. Distractions
Technology has allowed us to work anywhere. That doesn’t mean you should. Close your email, turn off the phone, and put down the unneeded tech while you are working.
Studies suggest that regular meditation can boost brain function and is associated with better focus and attention. It can also help reduce stress when a massive to-do list is looming.
10. Eliminate Outside Distractions
Instead of letting pop-ups of emails and text messages grab your attention, turn off your notifications so you can concentrate effectively. “To successfully uni-task, you need to do the same type of thing; eliminate any outside distractions,
11. Say no early and often
Attempting to be all things to all people is more than unrealistic. It’s a recipe for disaster. It’s perfectly fine, even responsible, not to respond to every request immediately. “No, I can’t right now” is not equivalent to “No, I won’t ever do it.” By saying no, you’ll be free from the constant frustration of half-finished tasks.
12. Work on your most important tasks first
I think one of the reasons that we give in to multi-tasking is that we feel more and more anxious as the day goes on that we have not accomplished what we wanted to, or what was important to us.
Identify at the start of each day (or better yet, at the end of the day before) one or two really important things that you want to accomplish during that day. Then do those tasks first. The sense of relief and accomplishment is immense, and you will find that you are more relaxed as the day goes on.
13. Follow The Two-Minute Rule
Recommended by entrepreneur Steve Olenski, this rule states that if you have a small window of opportunity of two minutes or less to complete a very simple task, then you should do it immediately. Rather than having it earmarked for a later date, doing it immediately will take much less time and you can become more productive.
14. Commit to your choices
Single tasking obliges you to do one thing at a time—excluding any other demands at that moment. This means you must stand firm and genuinely commit to your choices.
You can manage your next task after working on the existing one. You don’t have to complete every task all at once, just the current period of time dedicated to it.
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Stephen Udochi John (Yudee) is a lover of ICT and also loves to inspire and be inspired by the power of uplifting words. To know more about him you can read the about section of inspiredwordcast