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Tech time out

Take a daily “tech time out” to improve your focus and reduce stress.

Moderate screen time throughout your day by turning off unnecessary notifications on your phone and carving out space to totally disconnect from your device.

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Avoid Checking Your Phone

When you wake up, don’t start your day by looking at your phone.

Nothing ramps up stress-hormone cortisol like a barrage of emails, alerts, and text messages -- or scrolling through other people’s social media “highlight reels” first thing in the a.m.

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Schedule strategic worry time

Clock a time out (20 to 30 minutes) during the day to jot down what’s causing you anxiety.

Allow yourself to feel your emotions without trying to change them in any way. Then toss the document into the dustbin -- that’ll reinforce the feeling that you’ve flushed those thoughts out of...

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The Robot Ragdoll technique

A form of muscular relaxation:

  • When tensions start mounting, tense all your major muscles at once and hold it for 10 to 15 seconds.
  • Then, do the exact opposite: Let all your muscles go doughy. 

It will help you notice the difference between when you’re tense versus ...

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Create a Supportive Environment

Constant interruptions and unnecessary distractions dilute your focus:

  • Arrange your work space to discourage unscheduled visits.
  • Plug in your earphones and listen to soothing music or white noise.
  • Move to a quieter place if you can’t block out office banter.
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Tips To Reduce Notifications On Your Phone

Tips To Reduce Notifications On Your Phone

  • Remove all unnecessary items from the home screen to reduce your need to check for notifications.
  • Use a bland background.
  • Put all of your apps, except three, in one folder named “Apps” and use the search function to find them. The three apps on th...

Stop interruptions before entering deep work

Our days are full of distractions. Blocking out distractions is essential when we want to dive into deep focus—for example, turning off text messaging, notifications, and social media alerts.

Plan to respond to your phone and other screens after you've completed a period o...

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