Have you ever wondered what the biggest source of interruptions are for freelancers? In this infographic, Sara Duggan shares the biggest source of interruptions for nine freelancers.
You’ve decided to kick the 9-5 cubicle gig to the curb to work at home.
You envision relaxed and fun filled days playing with the kids (after your work is done, of course).
Only now, the little angels won’t stop interrupting you.
You’re just as stressed now as you were when commuting to the office. What do you do?
The number one interruption is people (children) with pets follow close behind. [per my interviews with 9 freelancers]
Jimmy D. Brown says that the only thing that differentiates the distracted person from the productive person is how they handle distractions.
How do you handle distractions?
A couple of things that have worked for me is to put a pair of headphones on.
People tend to stay away thinking I’m on a Skype call. ^_^
Sometimes I have to alter my schedule by sleeping during the day while working at night.
Other times, I pack the laptop and head to the library.
Interruptions and distractions are part of life.
If you recall accurately, your 9-5 cubicle job had plenty of distractions/interruptions too. Meetings anyone?
Work Home Distractions can make it difficult to stay focused and productive. Add to that, shiny object syndrome and you’re hit with a double whammy. I have to admit that even though I write about productivity and getting things done, I am easily distracted. Not only that, I procrastinate.