It’s far too easy these days to get distracted and pulled off task when working on your computer, I personally find it hard to stay on task and remain productive but overtime I have developed some techniques that help me so I thought they might add some value to you!
With that being said I thought I would share 2 techniques that work for me;

1) Productivity starts the night before:
I like to make a list of 3 to 5 Tasks that I must complete the next day the night before. From that list I will then prioritise out of the 3 to 5 task in order of priority, lowest to highest priority, so what out of those 3 to 5 tasks is the most important?
Then in the morning start working on the highest priority task first, only moving on to the next task when I have completed the current task. Rinse and repeat until you have completed all 3 to 5 tasks! Simple right! The important take away here is to maintain focus until you have got the task of highest priority completed before moving on to the next task. It’s so easy to take the path of least resistance in the name of distraction!

2) Pomodoro Technique:


Pomodoro technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. Pomodoro is Italian for tomato, hence the tomato-shaped kitchen timer.
This technique is useful to help you power through distractions, apply intense focus and complete tasks in short bursts of time, typically 25 minutes of work and a 5-minute break.
I break my tasks down into Pomodoro’s, so for example 1 Pomodoro would equal 25 minutes work and a 5-minute break giving 30 minutes in total time. If I estimated I would need to work on the particular task 50 minutes then 2 Pomodoro’s would be enough to complete the task!
Sometimes referred to as “Half hour of power”!
Use the 5-minute break as a reward, mini celebration, get up stretch, drink some water, do a happy dance! Whatever celebrates your focus on the task in hand!
Use your phone as a timer but put it in “Airplane mode” so as not to get distracted!
If working on your computer, close Facebook, Utube etc.
Using this technique over time will build a habit and in turn increase your productivity.
Remember if you “fail to plan” you “Plan to fail”! Benjamin Franklin.

In short whatever technique you decide upon the best approach is to “Keep It Simple”, “Prioritising your tasks” by working on them by what is most important, breaking them down into “chunks of time” 25 minutes of “Focus productivity” and 5 minutes of “rewards” or “mini celebration”, relax, rejuvenate, refocus etc.
Remember we get emotionally attached to our results, if things go well then we feel good! And we keep going!
However if things go bad then we get discouraged! And Stop!