We all encounter problems focusing during independent work.
Working on your own for so long can get tiring!
How can you stay focused, productive, and interested?
Stay Focused And Productive
Here are some strategies to avoid distractions and noise when working alone:
Close non-work related apps and unnecessary browser tabs
Prioritize important tasks
Assign time slots to your tasks
Set a time to take a lunch break
Work in a different space every so often
Tidy up your workspace if it starts to get messy
Take 5-minute breaks
Have water nearby and drink it often
Stand up once in a while
Listen to relaxing music without lyrics
Stay Motivated And Interested
To maintain your motivation and interest, look at the bigger picture:
Define your goals
Understand why you do what you do
Reflect on your accomplishments
Keep your inspiration close to you
Find fun ways to do your work
Sometimes you may need to fix issues on your own. Follow these steps to turn yourself into a problem solver:
Think positively — you can solve this!
Clearly define the problem.
Figure out the cause of the problem.
Consider and evaluate possible solutions.
Try one solution.
If it doesn't work, revisit previous steps to see what went wrong.
Your computer is slow so you restart it but it still runs slowly. Which thought will get you closer to a solution?
"Do I have too many programs running?"
"Do I need to replace my computer?"
"Should I restart it again?"
Make a plan to improve your independent work skills:
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