Uninterrupted Time

With so much to do and so many opportunities, you might feel like you are constantly jumping from one activity to another.  It also seems like every 30 seconds or so there is a beep, ring, whirl, or interruption that begs for your attention.  One might argue that this is the working and living environment that we now live in - so you just have to deal with it.  The challenge then becomes, when do you get the real work done?  In some jobs, it is a full time job to just manage email.  Unfortunately, you have other responsibilities too.

In this day and age, it is vital to carve out time where there are no interruptions and that you can focus on accomplishing the things that matter most to you.  This environment must be clutter free.  In this environment you should be able to turn off the devices and notifications and concentrate.  It might not be realistic to be in this environment all day long, but you should schedule time in your day where you can think and focus on what it is you need to accomplish.  At first you might have trouble focusing because you are so use to jumping from one urgent thing to another.  But, with a little time and practice, you will be able to think more clearly and with that will come improved quality to your work.