Are you focussed at work?

Daniel Po
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How do you stay focussed at work? Naturally? Earphones on? Sprints and breaks? Continuously multitask? Recently I started timing myself. For example - 45 minutes to finish one task, 5 minute break, 45 minutes on another task, etc.

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Miriam Barchilon
Earphones make me get in the zone and forget everything surrounding me. Obviously don't play something distracting ;)
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Jaskiran Kaur
I am fond of Science,Technology,Art,etc
Yes, I am focused at work. Sometimes I even forgot to eat food while working from home. I will definitely try your method, it sounds good to me.
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Daniel Po
Marketing & Product @ Gaming
@jaskiran_kaur and that doesn't happen to you in the office? interesting!
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Jaskiran Kaur
I am fond of Science,Technology,Art,etc
@daniel_pt In office, like someone needs help or needs the document then I get distracted but during work from home, I rarely got distracted. But I will say I will always prefer Office because of socializing.
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Daniel Po
Marketing & Product @ Gaming
@jaskiran_kaur oh yeah i see what you mean. i really like working from home because its so convenient and no commuting and stress, but the socialising part definitely is missed.
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Maxwell Davis
TweetStores - Launching 5th March 🚀
Not really - I like new shiny things!
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Daniel Po
Marketing & Product @ Gaming
@maxwellcdavis I relate.
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Ana
Chief Inspiration Officer
- Headphones in - Nothing on my desk but laptop, wireless charge station, hand cream and a mug - 50/10 or 25/5 cycles, depending on the task volume (tracking via my Galaxy Watch) - If I'm stuck on a task atm - abandon it and do 1-2 cycles of something else until inspiration comes back That's the setup keeping me focused right now. Tends to change every couple months or so.
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WJ
Music. Pictures. Words.
@justana "If I'm stuck on a task atm - abandon it and do 1-2 cycles of something else until inspiration comes back" - thanks for the tip. :)
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Daniel Po
Marketing & Product @ Gaming
Armen Tadevosyan
SEO at Uteach | Community builder
When I work, I turn off notifications, also focusing on my work and goal. I relax when I tire.
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Daniel Po
Marketing & Product @ Gaming
@arm_aaup2 I have a friend who does the exact same! :-) I tried it for a while myself but it didnt make a big difference for me, so I changed to 45/5 min sprints
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Mahak from Outgrow
Data Analyst @ Outgrow
Always earphones on as I need my zone to work and yes I also take breaks while doing work but most of the time I don't know I feel overwhelmed as if I am not doing anything on the day as everything seems pending.
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WJ
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@mahak "I feel overwhelmed as if I am not doing anything on the day as everything seems pending." - same here sometimes.
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Daniel Po
Marketing & Product @ Gaming
@mahak Oh yeah I can definitely understand what you mean, and it honestly sounds a lot like imposter syndrome :-) I think that's another reason I like breaking down my day by time and tasks, so that as it goes by I can see what I have done and what's next, by priority
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WJ
Music. Pictures. Words.
@mahak @daniel_pt "breaking down my day by time and tasks" 👍 I'm learning it. I definitely prefer to focus on one thing for a longer time. Then I feel like I've made progress.
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Mahak from Outgrow
Data Analyst @ Outgrow
@daniel_pt @w_j I am learning the same thing. I have recently started using this planner weje.io where I mostly write the tasks that I need to do on that day and if that work is in pending I try to put them on pending list so at least there is a proper sort in between tasks and yes gives me the sense that I tried to do something today, not completely useless.
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soylakate
productivity geek
My work hours and activity are logged with TMetric time tracker, that's why knowing that time is recorded makes me be productive and focused on the tasks. Breaks are a must-have and I take a few about 15-20 min each.
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Daniel Po
Marketing & Product @ Gaming
@soylakate Sold! I am checking the product as I type this :-)