Remember the good old days when you had to take the permission of your parents to call your friends? Of course, you don’t. Those days are gone and gone is our peace of mind with them.
Smartphones are useful and quite necessary in this technology-driven era. However, they do cause a lot of distractions in our daily routine. So, how do you avoid distraction to be productive?
Keeping your smartphone offline or switching it to Do Not Disturb mode, or somewhere away from your eyes may be the first line of defense against distractions, there are other ways to help you with this digital addiction.
Here are three things you can do to be super productive throughout your day.
A To-Do List:
To-do lists are a great way to plan the day in advance. You should first decide what needs to be completed today before making the list. Is there a homework pending? Or is there a presentation you need to prepare?
Try to remember the consequences of you not finishing that work on time and construct your list depending upon the urgency of the work.
Increase your Concentration Power:
If you strengthen your power of concentration, then no distraction will ever bother you. So, how do you increase your power of concentration? Here is the best way to improve concentration power: Take Regular, Refreshing Breaks. Whenever you feel distracted, go for a walk or listen to a song.
Taking refreshing breaks rather than just scrolling through the social media newsfeed will help you in finishing off the task at hand on time.
Having an organized mindset helps keep distracting thoughts at bay. Keeping your life clutter free will surely help you lead a disciplined life. The first step of decluttering is to put things at their designated place after each use.
Some other tips of decluttering are- clearing out irrelevant emails, storing photos, videos, and documents on the cloud storage and personal drives for future use. Furthermore, keep your online browsing clutter free by only searching for what you need rather than jumping to every related topic.
“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.”