1. Make your workspace somewhere you want to be
If your workspace is boring and dull, getting work done will be even more difficult. Optimize and decorate your space! I have photos of my friends and family on my desk to brighten my day, as well as art from independent artists taped on my wall. Looking at these things while I work makes me happy and more likely to want to sit down at my desk.
2. Put your phone on the other side of the house
I have always struggled with productivity if my phone is right next to me. The second I get a notification, I unlock my phone, and that’s the end of my workflow. What I have started doing at home is putting my phone in the kitchen while working in my bedroom. That way, I can’t hear notifications and it’s too far away to get it when I get that itch to pick up my phone. I strongly suggest that you do the same if you need to get some work done with no distractions.
3. Set time limits on apps
When I do take a break and go on my phone, it can be dangerous. We’re all easily sucked into the social media endless scroll because that’s what those apps are designed to do. To mitigate this, set time limits on specific apps (my limits are on Instagram and TikTok). On iPhone, go to Settings → Screen Time → App Limits → Add Limit. Then pick an app and set a time limit per day. On Samsung, download the app called Stay Focused from the Google Play store and follow the instructions.
Now go be productive!