We're a nation pushed to the limit when it comes to time and having enough of it, and recent research has shown that the average Brit is going to extreme measures to combat their time-poor life. A survey conducted last month by webuyanycar.com revealed over half of the population said they are constantly rushing around, with over a quarter failing to make their bed because they are just too short for time.
The best place to start is with the distractions you may be facing at home. Since this is an area where you spend a lot of time and something thatâ€™s mainly under your own control, itâ€™s a good place to start to eliminate distractions from your life. Make sure your home is a calm place where you can both relax and get things done.Â It will help set you up for a more successful workday as well. You may not realize it but having a messy and unorganized home is very distracting.
Last but not least in this series of common everyday distractions. let’s talk about a lack of planning and scheduling. We all know that planning helps increase our productivity. There’s a reason that daily planners and calendars are big business. They work, however, you may not be aware of the impact they can have on your productivity by eliminating distractions. If you aren’t a planner person, or you don’t keep track of everything and anything in a paper or digital planner.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".