In what way can you make your working environment great?
We previously discussed techniques of managing electronic distractions like calls, texts, e-mails and people who tend to distract you.
We will now discuss methods used by experts to create a perfect working environment especially when you have very bad or poor working surroundings.
Designing The Perfect Workplace
There is no need to pull down pillars or throw away furniture to create the best working environment. It starts with your mind.
Here are some tips that can help you:
Control Frequent Interruptions
If it is a person interrupting and causing the distraction, the best way is to tell that person how you feel about their action. You must learn how to deal with the sources of frequent interruptions.
Most of the time people who create interruptions do not know they are creating an interruption.
Learn to Ignore The Noise
You can learn how to ignore noise to the point where it causes no further distraction. When the noise gets really bad to the point you can’t ignore it, here are some ways are somethings you can do to curb out distractions.
Headphones and Earplugs
Ear plugs are available everywhere and can be used to reduce noise levels to almost nothing.
Headphones equally do the same especially those that have noise-cancelling feature.
This kind of sound is usually used to deal with sounds that cause distractions within your approximate surrounding.
This type of sound is available online and can be downloaded into your electronic device. This sound is played in loops to make you lose concentration on the background noise.
At times earphones and white noise do not get the job done. If it gets to this point, you definately have to move to some other place there for on reaching such a point one has to definitely change position in other to avoid interruption.
Do Not Go On Breaks A Lot
Going on breaks from time to time helps your brain relax. However, if you spend too much time on breaks you will discover that the time to do the actual work has been spent relaxing. In order to maximize your working time be sure that the breaks you schedule come after huge achievements.
As complex as it sounds, it is very easy to implement. Set a few goals and when you begin to work, you can take a break after you have achieved your goal.
You have to follow your work routine if you will stay on the path to achieving your goal and completing the scheduled task.
The time you take for breaks can be increased after you have finished a significant percentage of your work let’s say 70%.
You might also opt to stay with short breaks and then take a very long break after you have completed your task.
No matter your choice, you will exercise control because you will have a lot of time for leisure and relaxation which will reduce stress.
Adjust Your Schedule
Sometimes you might have to alter your schedule in order for you to be able to avoid distractions.
You can choose to work when people are sleeping. This will help you to significantly reduce the level of distraction and make you more productive.
Try Not To Be Too Negative
It does not matter what we do, distractions will always exist. You must try not to let little distractions spoil what you have determined to accomplish.
If you encounter someone who comes around to have a discussion or to chat you can use that time to re-wire your mind and cross-check what you should be completing.
This means you have to learn how to transform distractions into positive situations so you won’t be stressed up when you are interrupted.