As I know well, working from home comes with a huge amount of distraction. I'm currently trying not to stare at the sink full of dishes in front of me or think about all the laundry I should have done last night. This is especially true if you don't have a dedicated workspace away from your core living areas.

An easy way to manage those distractions is the three-minute rule. If it will take three minutes or less, deal with it now. If it will take longer, save it for later. Stephanie Taylor Christensen, a freelance writer, yoga instructor and mom, told Fast Company that she uses the three-minute rule to help her stay organized.

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We've talked about the 2-minute Rule before, which has a similar methodology. Spend that couple of minutes dealing with those tiny distractions and you're day might just feel a whole lot smoother.

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