Distractions at work are everywhere, and it’s a wonder anything gets done. Some of us get pushed off balance by the slightest interruptions, while others easily tune distraction out. The truth is, nobody is completely attentive to their work 100% of the time–and we can all use some guidance on ways to avoid or ignore disruptions in the office.
What can you do to better use your time so that you can accomplish your daily tasks without distractions?
Many years ago Laurie Black, Chief of Staff for then Congresswoman Lynn Schenk told me the Congresswoman was frustrated about how fast the day disappeared and she never found time to work on the issues that were so important to her. Laurie’s advice, which I use to this day, was to divide your day into proactive and reactive blocks of time. Morning was reactive and she handled constituent and colleague related and afternoon was devoted solely to issues that Lynn felt strongly about and she could be proactive about. This has worked for me for a long time and I highly recommend it.
Your Time Belongs to You
You can be in control and accomplish what you want to accomplish at work if you follow these guidelines. Once you've come to understand your individual needs for time management you will find yourself in control of your time.
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