During this time of crisis in which many people have lost their jobs and others have been sent to work from home, it’s important to learn to deal with distractions so that they don’t affect our productivity.
For many companies, this time of quarantine is a test period for working from home, that’s why it’s important that we show them that we can have the same level of efficiency working than when we go into the office, so that in the future when everything has gone back to “normal” we have the possibility of telecommuting some days, having our bosses trust that we will be performing just as we would if we were in the office.
Before going deeper into the suggestions, I want to tell you that not all distractions are bad, and that statistically, distracted people have a greater potential to find unique and different solutions to problems. However, today we will talk about the cost of distractions when we are working.
Distractions can help us or...
In all our workshops we repeat this phrase over and over, "If it is not written it will NOT happen." And believe me, I can assure you that this is the case. Whether it is a task you want to accomplish, a goal or a dream to accomplish, if you do not put it in writing it is difficult for your mind to remember.
Your brain has thousands of things to think about, additionally having them in writing will allow you to develop many more things that you will discover next.
Writing your goals forces you to define them clearly, creates a reference point to be able to follow up and also helps you to think and perhaps adjust it, but it is not everything, it also stimulates your creativity as your brain begins to look for creative ideas and thoughts that They are waiting to be released.
I do not know if it happens to you, but when you start writing something, suddenly you get inspiration and start writing thousands of things that sometimes need to be organized since your brain throws them...
Today we will talk about what for many is the archenemy of productivity and it’s the cause of why people go home at the end of the work day without having finished all that is pending … it’s called “procrastination”.
But what is procrastinating?
The most direct definition tells us it’s “the action of delaying the most important tasks and replacing them with others that give us more satisfaction”. Let’s admit it, at a time when entrepreneurs and freelancers can choose when and from where to work, this has become a real headache for many people all over the world.
Let’s understand something, procrastination in particular, is a problem that stems from self-regulation and time management, or lack of them to be precise. Its solution would consist, among others, of organizing time management appropriately, concentrating on doing the most important tasks that have the soonest due date.
Normally, whoever delays or postpones a...
Vacations were made to rest!, That’s the phrase we all tell ourselves the second our last day of work ends, just before we go on vacation, and we really meant it, until we get home and realize that our days off won’t be as restful as we thought, but guess what? We CAN plan how our vacation will be.
Many of us use our days off to catch up on the 8,000,000 things we have to do besides our jobs, and when that short period of time when we are off ends, we are more tired than before we went on “vacation”. In order to avoid that, we must be more productive and clearly note the difference between what you want to do, what you have to do, and what you are able to do.
#1 The reality: Make a list of everything that you have to do and everything that you want to do, writing down our to-do list will helps us visually realize the magnitude of what we intend to do and will help us make better decisions....
It’s a fact of life that in big cities and because of constant changes in our lives we have to constantly commute from one place to another, be it in a car, public transportation, planes, trains, or buses. The time we invest in moving from place to place either for business or pleasure is always getting longer and most people consider all that travel time as lost time and end up wasting it.
What can I do?
There are many ways to use all that time for our benefit, here we will talk about some of them and about some tips that will help us make the most of each minute.
An excellent use of the commute is to keep ourselves up to date with books that will support your development or that count as continuing education. Whether you prefer to hold a physical book or to listen to an audio book, either one will offer you an excellent opportunity to continue learning about subjects that interest you while you commute from place to place, the advantage of audio books is that you...