Working distracted

Working distracted

Avoid distractions with these helpful tips

When you work at home, you often face distractions the typical office worker doesn’t face. Whether it’s kids, pets or door-to-door salesmen, every distraction can take you off of your game and make working from home more difficult. To work better from home, it’s necessary to take steps to avoid as many of those distractions as possible.If you have children or work while others are at home, find a place in the house where you can shut the door. Not only will the door block out some of the noise others cause, but when the door is shut, it will signal that you’re working and should not be bothered.

Find other ways to block out the noise and focus. Put in a pair of headphones to block out sounds such as the doorbell ringing, neighbors doing loud yard work or others in the home playing loud music, watching TV and enjoying other loud music. If you work best with specific types of noise, a pair of headphones will give you control over the noise, allowing you to listen to a specific type of music or play nature sounds or white noise.

Track your productivity throughout the day. Are there certain times of the day when you are more productive than others? Is it just the time of day or are there other factors that come up during the day to hurt your productivity? Knowing when you are most productive can help you identify distractions and help you choose the best times to get your work done.