Focus at work

(via LifeHacker)

Attention all ADD sufferers!

Damn it – I said attention.  Focus!!!  Eyes on me.

Now, go to David Cheong’s weblog and learn 18 ways to focus better at work.  This is good information for everyone, but especially for people like me who have the attention span of a rabid monkey after eating a bag of sugar, 29 packs of kool-aid, and 2 pints of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.  Here are a couple to whet your appetite.

1. Write out a daily task list and plan your day. There’s nothing like a task list sitting next to you to keep you focused. When you have a list of the things you need to accomplish in a day, having that close to you constantly reminding you of what needs to be done is a great way of keeping on track.

5. Do not check personal email in the morning. Checking personal emails can be very distracting even with filters setup. This is especially true when your friends send you links to interesting articles, jokes or videos on YouTube. If you’re not careful, you can get side tracked for hours. Instead of checking your personal email as soon as you get in, try starting work straight away. This will build up some momentum as you ease into your work day. You should check your personal email only after you have a few tasks completed or underway. Also, if you don’t want to perpetuate a particular distracting email thread, just don’t reply to it until after work.

[tags]Focus at work, Limit interruptions and distractions at work[/tags]