I don’t know how much longer I’ll be able to keep up with the Kardashians.
It feels like I’m watching a series of flashbacks.
I can’t focus on the task at hand.
I am no longer able to focus on my work and my career.
It’s not like I’ve got time to read emails or do research or watch television.
And yet, it’s still difficult to ignore the phone.
I’m constantly switching between my mobile phone and my laptop, while my colleagues use their laptops for emails and web surfing.
I’ve never had to think about my own life or my personal life before.
And that’s the thing about the workplace.
It doesn’t care about what I’m doing, but it’s there for me, if I’m not careful.
The office has been a place where people have been told what to do, but what they’re actually doing is the same thing: telling you what to be and what to say.
We all have to be responsible, and it’s important to know when to shut up.
The best advice I’ve received is to take some time to think.
It takes me a little while to notice the subtle differences between what you’re actually saying and what you want to say, and this is why people tend to become distracted by their own thoughts and feelings.
It could be because you’re not paying attention, or because you don’t realise you’re saying something that might be rude.
If you’re unsure what you should say, ask yourself: How am I feeling right now?
How am the world around me shaping up?
Are I being too controlled?
What is my goal?
How can I make things better?
If you are thinking about something, stop.
There are certain situations where you need to take action.
I don, for example, get tired when my boss is working on a project.
But, if my work is just getting done, I’m too busy worrying about it to notice anything else.
But if I start to notice something, I can then ask myself: What would my boss be doing right now if I stopped and thought about it?
How would I be more productive?
And if I have to take a break from work to get a coffee, it might be worth looking at what my boss might be doing.
If I’m working on my business, I might ask myself, Is my boss doing anything he should be doing?
Is his time management up to snuff?
When you’re at work, you have to keep your head down, because it can be difficult to concentrate.
But you have the option of being very productive, or very bored, or completely bored.
You can have a very good day at work.
But don’t get too attached to that moment.
Be mindful of what you do and don’t do.
You might just find it a little easier to concentrate, or your focus might improve.
If all else fails, just keep the door open, because the world is full of distractions.
The only thing that matters in the workplace is what you say, think and do.