A hotly debated topic among productivity experts such as myself is that of notifications.
Should you have any of them enabled? How about just a few? What is the correct answer?
The short answer is: it depends on you.
Here's the bottom line: do the notifications serve you? Or are they a distraction? Only you can make that determination.
I think some notifications absolutely should never be enabled on your phone: social media, email, and news/sports apps (if you even have a news...
If I asked you to list all the distractions that are killing your productivity, you would find it horrifying because you are distracted way more than you think you are. A lot of distractions are happening behind the scenes without you being aware of them.
Here are nine distractions you deal with every day, along with some ideas on coping with each.
Distraction number one: Email.
Email is not going anywhere. I always asked people who think it is, How do you log...
I've got a distraction challenge for you.
When I ask you what your biggest distractions are, you're probably going to say email, social media, and people.
But have a challenge for you. For one hour, I want you to write down every time you get distracted. I think you're going to be surprised at how many times you're distracted in just one hour. Only do this for one hour because it's going to be kind of overwhelming, kind of frustrating.
So for one hour, carry a little notebook with...
Working distraction-free can be a challenge. In this episode, I give you 9 ways to do so. Some are applicable for your phone and the others are for your work environment.
Productivity at work can be a challenge. In this episode, I talk about how to deal with the dreaded "got 5 minutes?" question as well as give some other tips for being productive at work.