It can be the worst thing when you finally get momentum going on a project, be it at home or at work, and then you get interrupted. Those interruptions disrupt your creativity and your productivity, and you’ll feel it at the end of the day or the end of the week when you can’t turn off work and must put in even more hours to get your projects done. It’s a vicious cycle.

Of course, preventing interruptions at work is easier said than done, especially when you have inputs from all over (social media, email, websites) and from a variety of devices (phones, computers, other people). All of that can feel like a mountain of interruption that’s difficult to get past.

But there are some five-minute strategies that you can use to minimize interruptions and re-focus on creativity. What are they? This graphic reviews them.

9 Ways to Boost Productivity in 5 Minutes or Less Infographic

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