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Want to reduce interruptions? Close your door. Or post a Do Not Disturb sign? Screen your calls, write instructions and discourage drop-in visits. Your rules will be set and your time will be your own.
Interruptions soak up our time like a sponge. Here are five simple ways to limit interruptions so you can accomplish what you set out to do each day.
1. POST A DO NOT DISTURB SIGN.
At the office, remove visitor chairs unless you have a legitimate appointment. Visitor chairs do nothing more than encourage people to stop by and shoot the breeze. At home, ask friends and family to schedule visits with you, rather than just stopping by.
4. CLOSE YOUR DOOR.
If you have an office with a door, close the door while you're working. When you have your door open, basically it's seen as an open invitation. A closed door implies you're working on something important and should not be disturbed.
5. WRITE UP INSTRUCTIONS.
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