For each of us a job means something different. Whether you are a business owner, an office worker, a fitness instructor or a freelancer, the perception of work varies. For some people work defines a lifestyle, others want to build a successful career or might just want to earn enough to live off. Some claim their job is like a hobby, while others treat it like an unpleasant duty.

For each of us a job means something different. Whether you are a business owner, an office worker, a fitness instructor or a freelancer, the perception of work varies. For some people work defines a lifestyle, others want to build a successful career or might just want to earn enough to live off. Some claim their job is like a hobby, while others treat it like an unpleasant duty.

Despite all of these distinctions we have one thing in common, the same 24 hours a dayWe are the ones who decide how to spend this time and how to reach the places we crave to be. Whether your work is a key part of your life or not, you would like to be productive and efficient enough to achieve better results, earn something extra or find more time for the things that are truly important to you.

As practice shows, many of us aren’t pleased with our results and if we summarize our days, we feel as though we could have done more or acted faster. Why is it so difficult to take control over our time and actions to stay satisfied with the outcomes?

Nowadays, our brains have a lot more to deal with than ten years ago. We live in a digital era and we’re affected by an overload of information and various distractions. Digital technology is built to change our behaviour and make it possible for us to somehow inherit multi-tasking the way we recognize it today from using computers. We feel the urge to check emails, social media or other notifications while working.

According to Udemy’s survey, almost three out of four workers admit they feel distracted when they’re at work, with 16 percent asserting that they’re almost always distracted [1].

What distracts us at work so much?

Based on a survey conducted by Think Money, the majority of respondents cited chatty coworkers and office noise as top distractions. Almost a quarter of workers blamed slow computers and bad internet connections and 23 percent of respondents pointed out distractions caused by mobile phones[2]. Among other distractions workers mentioned pointless meetings, online shopping, social media, a window to stare outside and the workplace temperature.

Now you know what make us less effective, what comes next?

The first and most vital step is to acknowledge that we need to improve. Realizing that we are affected by distractions and accepting this fact keeps us on the right track. When we are certain we want to change the approach and walk towards achieving better results and self satisfaction, we should start learning and take up the right actions.

Bearing this in mind we have decided to create a Productivity Hacks section in our journal for everyone who seeks to become better and more effective in what they are doing at work.

In the Mindful Business section, we aim to help you understand internal and external factors that lead to possible dissatisfaction and affect you or your colleagues performance. We will teach you how our brain works and how you can use it better to concentrate on what matters. We also aim to explain how you can improve the environment or the external factors impacting us and will share secrets and actionable tips that will help you to be better in what you are doing and to stay content within yourself.

This topic should be given close attention by company management. If employees aren’t productive, they often get distracted which can negatively impact company revenue. The less distractions employees experience, the more work gets done and the more they become motivated and confident in their abilities to do the job well and feel happier.

As Mudita, we want to help you to organize your work process and improve the workplace so that employee satisfaction and productivity grows and stays high.

Follow our Productivity Hacks topic if you are looking for mindful advice to become better at what you are doingoptimize your workplace and enhance the way your mind works in order to be more effective, self-satisfied and enthusiastic.

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