A productive day at the office can be brought to a screeching halt with a morning full of distractions and interruptions. Typically this happens late in the week as the weekend approaches. We have a few suggestions on how to get back on track following a difficult morning, and to make increased productivity a reachable goal every afternoon.
When your day gets off track, you want to do something to prevent your entire afternoon from being unproductive. Here are three things we suggest to turn things back around and make your afternoon more efficient:
1. Leave at noon. Go somewhere for an hour for a working lunch away from the office. If your meal is protein-packed and low in carbs, your afternoon will be more productive. Send your calls to voicemail for an hour unless you are expecting an urgent call. Use the time away from the office to schedule your afternoon with three things you must get done before the end of the day, and start working on the most important.
2. Delegate everything else in your inbox when you get back from lunch. If you delegate it to Red Butler, it will get turned around quickly. Our executive virtual assistants can tackle just about anything you send over. Here is how you can get started.
3. If you must work late, focus only on one task at a time. Do not allow distractions to sidetrack your efforts to get things done.
Once you step away for an hour, you should be able to refocus and have a more efficient, productive afternoon. Read here for another idea on how to make every week more productive.
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