Ping! New Notifications…
A few weeks ago, I wrote about switch-tasking and the detrimental effect it can have on productivity. You lose momentum when you constantly divert your attention and focus, making it very difficult to complete a task or project.
Smartphones and pop-up notifications magnify this issue and often cause additional stress. Do you ever look down at your phone, only to realize how many emails, messages, and notifications you have? It can be overwhelming!
An article published this week on the Business Insider blog suggests a solution to this problem: turn off notifications. According to the author, notifications make you feel guilty (by reminding you what you haven’t done), they distract you from other work, and they lure you away from the things that really matter. If you find yourself constantly distracted by notifications, consider testing out this solution by turning them off for a day. The results may surprise you!
For more on this topic, read the full article below:
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