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    Career Coaches Are Sharing Small, Easy Ways To Stay Focused Throughout The Workday Without Feeling Drained

    Work smarter, not harder.

    Recently I've become the sort of person who gets distracted pretty easily. One minute I'm doing one thing, and then it's as if I'm a puppy who just saw a squirrel run by — my attention will get diverted to something else. This gets really frustrating, especially when I have a long to-do list and I'm trying to get all my work done for the day.

    Creating makeshift work areas at home, switching (or quitting) jobs, moving out of state — whatever your work situation was these past few years, something I think we can all agree on is how challenging it can sometimes be to give our best work, be productive, and stay focused on the task at hand throughout the workday every day.

    And sometimes with so much emphasis on wanting to be productive and focused every day — you could end up feeling burnt out, overworked, and drained if you're not properly taking care of yourself, taking breaks, and setting work boundaries.

    I decided to reach out to a few experts to ask for their advice on this topic.

    They are:

    • Kevin Kirkpatrick, CEO at We Work Remotely

    • Ricklyn Woods, certified human resources professional and career advisor for the University of Phoenix

    • Amina AlTai, holistic leader and mindset coach

    • Jennifer Farris, Chief People Officer at Terminal

    • Jennifer Perrow, business growth advisor and executive coach with Perrow Advisory Services

    • Perry Valentine, small business owner and founder of AtPerry's

    Keep reading for some expert-approved tips and tricks on how to stay focused and ultimately get shit done, whether you work in an office or from home:

    1. Use digital tools to eliminate distractions.

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    2. Listen to music while you work.

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    3. Figure out a workflow that works best for you.

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    4. If you're in a managerial role, productivity feedback from your direct reports is crucial.

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    5. To avoid brain fog or burnout, try the Pomodoro technique, which encourages you to work in 25-minute bursts.

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    6. Eliminate guesswork by taking a moment to plan out your day ahead.

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    7. Try using the Eisenhower Matrix if you're feeling overwhelmed by your to-do list.

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    8. Improve your time management skills with time blocking your day.

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    9. Figure out what your motivation is.

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    10. Don't be afraid to simply go with the flow sometimes.

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    Do you have any productivity tips that work well for you? Tell me in the comments below!