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Do you deal with distractions?
  v8.0 Posted at 13/12/2017 5:41 PM by Gabriel George
Keeping your mind on the job is so important if you're trying to solve a bug and finalising a task to meet this afternoon's deadline. These are a few practical suggestions which are standards in the SSW office to help me keep "in the zone".
  1. Programming in pairs means you won't cruise the web or play Solitaire, you'll be forced to focus.
  2. Don't interrupt people unnecessarily when they're working - create comprehensive standards for people to refer to.
  3. Avoid multi-tasking as much as possible, don't open one email, respond to half the questions, and then open another. Complete the first, and delete.
  4. Set your Browser default to "About: Blank"  so you don't get distracted by msn.com.
  5. Minimise Outlook distractions.
  6. Minimise Skype distractions.
  7. Minimise Microsoft Team distractions
  8. People should avoid distracting you
Note: There is an extension for Google Chrome to replace your homepage called Momentum (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/momentum/laookkfknpbbblfpciffpaejjkokdgca?hl=en-US ) where you will be shown a photograph as the background, time, greetings, and your own focus for the day.

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