Eliminate Distractions When Working From Home With the Three Minutes Rule

When you work remotely, it’s easy to get distracted by all the annoying chores you have to do around the house. If you do not want these duties to distract your attention, you can do them in small portions to calm your mind.

If chores gets in the way of your real work, Stephanie Taylor Christensen, freelance writer, yoga instructor, and mother, recommends the Fast Company “three-minute rule”:

I give three minutes to do anything that I think I need to answer immediately, which is not on my to-do list. Allocate yourself three minutes every hour of your official “work time” to scan and reply to important emails, put on shoes that pile up in your closet by the doorway, and so on — if it takes less than three minutes.

You can focus more on important work tasks if you solve the little things that worry you and remove them from your mental to-do list. And if you keep it short, no more than three minutes, you can immerse yourself in your work again without losing sight of what you were doing. Plus, you have to spend less time cleaning and doing strenuous work at the end of the day.

14 Habits Of The Most Productive Remote Workers | Fast Company


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