Let’s be honest: We all struggle with being productive from time to time. We might be tired from a late night at home. We might be drained from too many projects due all together. A team might not be functioning well. Or, we just might be less than inspired by what’s in front of us. It happens.
But when those productivity slumps happen, it’s important to have some tricks that can help you quickly get back on track and get back to work maximizing your time. There are signals you can give to other people to let them know you’re trying to focus, and there are signals you can give to your internal mindset as a way to train your brain that work is at hand and it’s time to get started. For example, wearing headphones can be a signal to others that you’re concentrating. What else should you try? This graphic has some ideas.