Like we mentioned, there actually are apps and browser extensions out there to keep you laser focused on tasks while working. However, Instagram and browsing through Facebook marketplace aren’t the only things that can distract you.
At home, your spouse’s dance workout morning routine can be quite distracting and cause you to lose a lot of focus on serious projects. On the other hand, overly talkative coworkers can steal a chunk of your productivity away from you with an extensive conversation you feel compelled to continue so you don’t hurt their feelings. When you’re at home, attempt to schedule breaks or less intensive tasks around the times you know your spouse, children, or pets will be extra rowdy. When you’re at work, don’t be afraid to put headphones on and place a sign at your door stating you are busy and to come back at a later time.