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Brain Bites – Managing Interruptions and Procrastination

Strategies to manage and reduce interruptions and avoid procrastination

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Learn how to stay focused despite interruptions and how to regain focus quickly after an interruption.  

 

 

Are you struggling to get through your task list? Are you constantly being interrupted by people and notifications? In this Bigger Brains course, you will learn the types and sources of interruptions, strategies for limiting diverse types of interruptions, and how work focus styles and work environments affect responses to interruptions. You’ll also learn helpful ways to communicate your availability and “do not disturb time” to coworkers and family members. And you’ll learn how you can avoid interrupting others unnecessarily.  

 

Finally, you’ll learn tips for overcoming procrastination and practical steps for how to begin and complete a project you’ve been putting off. By using this process, you’ll be able to overcome procrastination and move forward productively! 

 

 

Topics covered include: 

  • Differentiating between interactions and distractions 
  • Describing how work focus styles and the work environment affect responses to interruptions 
  • Applying strategies to minimize interruptions and improve productivity in a remote work environment 
  • Discussing and applying methods to reduce notification interruptions 
  • Discussing and applying methods to decrease interruptions from people 
  • Using a simple question checklist to decide if interrupting someone is warranted 
  • Applying simple methods to reduce the impact of interruptions on your time and productivity 
  • Explaining the Pomodoro technique 
  • Identifying reasons why people procrastinate 
  • Defining comfortable misery, as it relates to procrastination 
  • Applying a 3-step process to move forward on overwhelming projects 

 

If you want to learn how to stop unnecessary interruptions, reduce the impact of necessary interruptions, and reduce the frequency of procrastination, this course is for you! 

 

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Course Contents:

#  Lesson  Length 
1  Defining Interruptions  7:34 
2  Factoring in Work Styles and Environment  5:43 
3  Reducing Interruptions  8:03 
4  Handling Interactions  4:15 
5  Internal Interruptions & Procrastination  6:23 

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