Entrepreneurship Productivity

How to Overcome Distractions The Productive Entrepreneur

Here are the most common distractions that can keep you from being productive. Along with each distraction is a suggested set of solutions to help you overcome the distractions and be more productive.

Distraction: Social Media

Solutions :

  • Use an app like “Rescue Time” to physically limit how much you can be on social media.

  • Delete social media apps from your phone.

  • Turn off all social media notifications.

  • Set a social media schedule and only allow yourself to use social media during the allotted times.

Distraction: Email

Solutions :

  • Avoid responding to email first thing in the morning.

  • Only open your inbox at specified times of the day.

  • Turn off all email notifications on your phone and computer.

  • Create an auto-response that tells others you’re only able to respond to email on particular days of the week and then stick to that schedule.

Distraction: Tik Tok, Facebook Messenger and IG

Solutions :

  • Turn off all notifications on your phone.

  • Close apps and only respond to messages at pre-specified times.

  • Snooze notifications on desktop versions of the chat app.

Distraction: Text messages

Solutions :

  • Put your phone in a drawer and only take it out at specified times.

  • Disable text notifications on your phone.

  • Disable text notifications on your smartwatch and laptop.

  • Only respond to text messages during specific times of the day.

Distraction: Phone calls

Solutions :

  • Put your phone in a drawer and only take it out at specified times.

  • Respond to voicemails at the end of the day after you’ve done your most productive work.

  • Put your phone on silent mode during your focused periods.

  • Disable notifications on your smartwatch and computer.

Distraction: People interrupting you

Solutions :

  • Close your office door.

  • Put on headphones.
     
  • When someone asks for a minute of your time, ask if you can catch them at a later, specified time.

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