Silence distracting sounds.
It’s impossible to stay on task when every new email, text, and voicemail makes a distracting noise. Unless you’re expecting an important message, turn off notifications and switch your phone to airplane mode. If you work in a busy office, wear headphones. “It’s a knee-jerk reaction to want to hear other people’s conversations and understand their thoughts and feelings, so do whatever you can to shut yourself off from outside noises,” Rock says.Back to top