How to Stay Focused and Highly Productive Under Any Circumstances

Disable Notifications and Other Beeping Distractions

Use Content Blockers to Stop Yourself from Habitually Procrastinating

Clean Your Workspace and Prep Your Tools Before Getting Started

Break Tasks into Smaller Steps so You Don’t Feel Overwhelmed

  • If you need to declutter your entire house, pick one corner of one room and declutter that corner.
  • If you need to do a paper for academic work, sit down and write a 200-word outline of your paper. Then write one 300-word intro paragraph for one of the headers.
  • If you need to call all your vendors and check numbers on something, start by making a spreadsheet with all the calls you need to make and the questions you need to ask. Then you can make the calls one at a time without feeling overwhelmed.

In Conclusion

  1. Turn off your phone and other distractions when you want to work.
  2. Use content blockers to keep yourself on task.
  3. Clean your workspace before you begin, whether that’s your desk at home or your computer desktop.
  4. Break larger tasks down into smaller steps so you don’t feel overwhelmed.