The holidays are just around the corner — and that knowledge can be a big distraction at work. But with end-of-the-year projects on your to do list, this is definitely not the time of year when you can afford to stray from your assignments. Fortunately, there are things you can do to keep yourself on track. So if dreaming of a white Christmas is draining your office productivity, the following tips are for you!
- Limit the number of meetings you take. Meetings, even the important ones, can derail your thought process and make it hard to get into a productive groove. That’s before you even think about how many meetings were downright unnecessary interruptions to your day. But you don’t have to lose your day to these meetings. It’s totally OK to mark yourself as Busy on your calendar, and to focus on your day-to-day tasks. Setting aside blocks of time for meetings and blocks of time for your work is a highly recommended productivity hack year-round.
- Turn off digital distractions. Emails, text messages, new tweets, Facebook posts. These are just a few of the alerts that flash on our computers and phones each day. And any time they pop up, they help derail your productive train of thought. That’s why experts recommend turning off all those notifications. Social media and texts will be there at the end of the day, after your work is done. As for your email? It’s actually best to set aside time at work just to manage your email, and to ignore it otherwise. Removing those pesky alerts will help your brain stay in the zone and get your work done!
- Keep your space clutter-free. If your workspace is full of clutter, take some time to organize it. Clutter is very distracting. Our brains can’t help but look through the mess, wondering if anything important is hiding in it. Getting organized eliminates this mystery, and helps you focus on the task at hand. Simple, but effective.
- Adopt technology to keep you on track. Modern technology can make it easier than ever to get distracted — but it can also help you stay on track. Tools such as StayFocusd and SelfControl give you the ability to block distracting websites on your computer for a set period of time, taking those distractions out of your work day. Some technology can also help address health issues that may derail your day. For example, eyestrain is a common health problem that leads to dry and irritated eyes. It’s hard to work if your eyes don’t feel their best! But modern computer eyeglasses can help you keep your eyes in good working order. At Phonetic Eyewear, we offer glasses designed specifically to combat the effects of Digital Eye Strain and alleviate the symptoms associated with Computer Vision Syndrome. Using a proprietary lens coating, we are able to reflect and absorb a portion of the potentially harmful blue light emitted from computers and other backlit devices.
Did you know we offer both prescription computer eyeglasses and stylish computer glasses for the average worker? Our glasses are truly for everyone! You can learn more about the technology behind Phonetic’s blue light blocking glasses, as well as visit our online shop to find the perfect glasses for your workday.