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The Internet world is full of potential distractions whether it's an email, a Tweet, new pictures on Instagram or something funny on your Facebook Newsfeed. The difference between having a good and bad day is whether or not you allow yourself to become distracted.According to the data published on CorpMagazine.com, their survey revealed that 68% of workers are distracted by what they see on the Internet. Focus on being relentlessly single-minded. If you find this difficult there are several self-control apps that will stop web pages such as Facebook from opening during whatever time periods, you choose. The first rule of staying focused is if there’s anything during the day that takes you away from your work for even a moment find some way to stop it from happening going forward.
Be a tortoise not a hare
This may come as a shock but the person who works for just 40 or 45 minutes an hour will get more done than those who work nonstop all day. You simply need to take periodic breaks to refuel. For example, before you start a work session you might set the timer on your phone for 50 minutes. Then when it sounds off, stop working for 10 minutes. Get up, breath, drink a glass of water, and try not to look at your computer. If you just can’t resist taking a peek, use this time to check your email. Then after a 10-minute break, set your timer again and get back to work. It might feel productive to work for three or more hours at a stretch but you'll actually get more done if you rest frequently during that time period. Don't be relentless. Work smart.
Be smart about email
According to the data from PEWInternet.org, emails are an important tool for workers. However, do not think that you have to immediately respond to every email you receive. If you're not careful you could waste your entire day doing nothing but email. A day spent online is not a productive day. If you leave your email box open this can be an ongoing temptation to stop working. To be successful working from home you need to learn to check your email only at specific times. For example, you might establish a window of 10:30 to 11:00 AM, which means you will have more than two hours in the morning to create without getting sidetracked. Most experts say that 30 minutes should be enough time to take care of any messages that are urgent. Some of those who work from home save the biggest chunk of their email until after they’ve quit working for the day. Of course, you won't be responding to your emails immediately but you will get a lot of other stuff done.
Remember, you do need exercise. There’s the idea that if you take a day off you'll be less successful. Well, sitting in your home office and getting fat is just going to make you tired and in the long run sick., Ride your bike, go sit on a park bench, and read and smell the fresh air. You need to put aside at least one day a week to get out-of-doors, see people and try to get involved in some stimulating conversations. In short, be good to yourself and you'll end up feeling fresher and more motivated to get all those items on your to-do list checked off.
More ways to increase your productivity
Finally, here's a video with more tips for increasing your productivity when working from home