30 Minutes Off
Smartphones have become one of the most valuable tools in the business world. They give us access to our email, contacts, and a wealth of productivity-boosting apps.
Unfortunately, these same devices also have the potential to interfere with our ability to stay focused on our work. By availing ourselves of the many beneficial features of a smartphone, we’re allowing ourselves to be reachable by others at virtually all hours of the day, whether by text, phone, or email. The resulting constant stream of “pings” can not only take us out of the focused work zone, but also result in excessive communication that ends up being counter-productive.
An article published in Inc suggests nine reasons that it may be a good idea to shut off your smartphone for at least 30 minutes a day. If you find that your smartphone is becoming less of a productivity tool and more of a distraction, I highly recommend reading this article:
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