Minimizing Interruptions (Part I)

The person who interrupts you most often in a day can be… you.

Eight ideas to increase your success in minimizing interrupting yourself include:

  1. De-clutter your work space.
  1. Prepare before you start; gather all your required materials, equipment etc.
  1. Commit to finish whatever you start.
  1. Make outgoing phone calls at designated times.
  1. Schedule breaks at specific times.
  1. Turn off your email alert.
  1. Allow your telephone calls to go to voice mail if they are not the priority.
  1. Prevent potential crisis by planning and using time lines.