Do Not Click This Link -- 14 Ways to Manage Distractions at Work

Tips for Identifying, Managing & Overcoming Workplace Distractions

6. Practice Your Free Throw

Quit crumpling up those sales reports into aerodynamic wads. We were speaking metaphorically. Top tier athletes focus on key elements of their routines to create consistent results. “Performance cues”, thoughts, feelings or images that enhance execution of a process, can be used to your benefit at work as well. 

Arrange necessary materials on your desk before you begin. Take a sip of coffee. Stretch your back. Focus on the clicking generated as you type a report, or the feeling of organizational bliss when spreadsheet details are populating. These are your cues. The rest is crowd noise. Ignore the vuvuzelas.