Multitasking doesn’t work – to really get things done, you need focus. I teach a technique called the “Power Hour” where you remove all distractions and work on your most important project for one hour.
Here is a checklist to help you reduce distractions for better focus.
email program closed and no notifications to run
telephone ringer turned off
mobile phone/devices turned off
Skype or other instant messaging programs closed
Facebook, Twitter and any other social media closed
all browser tabs and software programs closed except for the ones you need to work on the project
remove all other paper and items from your desk except for what is needed to work on the project
staff/coworkers told to not interrupt you for the next hour
door closed if you have one
Here is an Evernote checklist version so you can tick off items.