How Distractions Might Help You Stay Focused: 6 Tips | Women & Co.

Women and Company

December 10, 2012

Miller recommended the following tips on how to make the most of office disruptions:

  1. Make a list. Advanced planning is the number one way to prevent stress. If you struggle with maintaining focus, experts agree it’s important to start every day with a clear agenda. Take into account what time of day is most productive for you and schedule tasks accordingly.
  2. Create an open-door policy. People who tend to ask others for their input tend to be more productive. Being in the company of people who think differently from you creates “Eureka!” moments, so occasionally being interrupted by others could lead to “disruptive innovation.”

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Caroline Adams Miller

Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP is a pioneer with her ground-breaking work in the areas of goal-setting/accomplishment, grit, happiness and success. Caroline is the author of seven books, including Positively CarolineMy Name is Caroline,  Creating Your Best Life and Getting Grit Live Happy Magazine named Creating Your Best Life one of the top ten goal-setting books ever published and Getting Grit one of the ten books that will change your life in 2017.  She has been featured in BBC World NewsThe New York TimesThe Washington Post, USA Today, U.S. News &World Report, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR and CNN.  Caroline  is a graduate of Harvard University and holds a Master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. And, she has more than three decades of unbroken recovery from bulimia.

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