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How to Stay Focused: 8 Tips to Avoid Distraction on Freelancing

How to Stay Focused: 8 Tips to Avoid Distraction on Freelancing
  • Admin
  • 23/05/2017
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The present block will evaluate all the factors, which are responsible for distraction in the freelance industry.  The role of internet is very much crucial in the freelancing sector as it is the only source of communication. It is the only tool, which all the freelancers use for communication and for information. In order to develop a successful freelance career there are different measures which needs to focus by the freelancers.

Following tips will be more useful towards concluding the different measures, which will help different freelancers to avoid different distractions and to stay, focused in work.

Internet as an entertainment

In modern generations, the application of internet has provided one of the major breakthroughs in every platform. On the other hand, in different kinds of freelancing activities the ultimate tool is internet. However, majority of the freelancers will not be able to trade without the applications of internet. On the other hand, it is stuffed with different additional activities, which includes social media conversations, tons of online shops and many more. The freelancer gets distracted on this ultimate source.

Make and follow rules

Following rules and regulations will maintain the discipline of working. Maintaining discipline in work is the primary activity, which is not restricted in freelancing. It is applicable in everywhere. Freelancing means working at home. At home, there are different things, which distract us especially when there are other people around while working. One factor, which rules overtime, is about work hours. The important rule is to make a proper time management, which will distinguish between personal time and professional time.  It is not rude to say someone who is distracting “Sorry I am working”. Priority must be set based towards matching the requirements.

Developing batch processes

It is a technical term, used for scheduling and automatic execution of work, which a computer performs towards operating multiple activities. It is an idea, which used for increasing efficiency. While freelancers cannot put their tasks in auto pilot mode there are some specific requirements, which needs to fulfill. Scheduling a specific time for specific work will allow the freelancers to concentrate on work. Proper scheduling of tasks includes a specific time or day towards handling different tasks, which includes checking, and answering emails and performing the task on time by maintaining a deadline.

Reduce notification on internet

Notification is one of the major causes, which distracts the flow of work in different manner. Setting notification in email, in messengers and in most social media sites will allow the users to receive a pop up notifications whenever a new email or any post appears. It allows staying updated with friends and family or with the latest news. However, it creates considerable distraction from work. Each time one pop ups the flow of concentrations is broken. In order to solve this particular problem we need to disable these notifications completely. In freelancing industry, the application of internet has certain advantages as well as disadvantages.   

Building a productive environment

If we need to develop a productive work environment, the first thing is to avoid distraction. It will start from developing the environment more professional and compatible for the freelancers.

Put on a pair of headphones while working

Music helps to increase productivity. It allows the freelancers to increase their concentrations. Putting headphone will increase the productivity and quality of work. On the other hand, it allows the freelances to avoid distractions in different ways. It will also focus on productivity of the work.

Prioritize Tasks

Priority must be set based on the importance of the task. Freelancers have to juggle multiple tasks for different clients. The problem concludes that if we cannot manage this works it hangs over the head and become a major source of distractions. In order to solve this problem, the first job of the freelancer is to set a proper priority and need to perform all the key activity based on the priority. If all the important tasks are delivered in the right time to the clients, it will release a lot of pressure from the freelancers and will increase concentration.

Learning how to handle distractions

It is the last point, which will conclude how the freelancers need to handle distractions. Even if we manage to avoid many distractions as possible, there will still be moments when we are going to interrupt. In these cases, we need to learn how to manage several distractions, which pop up. It is not possible for all the time to perform the work in a defined manner. Sometimes there will be certain distractions. In order to solve this problem we need to perform all the activities in a proper manner and to find out the best alternative solutions for solving the specified problem.

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