Unfortunately, interruptions are commonplace in the workplace, and can be a barrier to success. The key, said business coach Danita Johnson Hughes, is to control those interruptions so you can reduce stress and, therefore, become more productive. To that end, she suggests:

• organizing and prioritizing your work on a regular, constant basis;
• being willing to say “no,” because there are only so many hours in the day; and
• drawing a line between time in which you are available and off-limits. —Gazette staff

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