With a distraction-free phone, you can turn back the clock to a simpler time when it was easier to unplug and sustain attention while also enjoying the best of modern technology.
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Don’t spend your entire day searching for one perfect app because there isn’t such an app. Just start your task.
Next time you’re struggling to get into focus mode, put away your computer or tablet and pick up a pen.
Treat your email like old-fashioned letters that were used to deliver to you once a day.
Technology should exist for our convenience, not for the convenience of anyone who wants to interrupt us — Chris Bailey
You don’t necessarily have to kill your internet for a month, just unplug it when you want to do a task that doesn't require internet.
You can use your undistracted time to write fiction, design something or invent something.
Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes — including you.” — Anne Lamott
Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.— Gertrude Stein
Cancel your cable and Netflix subscription. Instead, rent or buy movies.
Your attention is one of the most valuable things you possess, which is why everyone wants to steal it from you. First, you must protect it, and then you must point it in the right direction — Austin Kleon
Not every message and email is relevant to you. Most of the time people contact you for their priorities, not yours.”
Every time you check your email or another message service, you’re basically saying, “Does any random person
need my time right now?” (Ref: Make Time)
Keep in mind, the fewer messages you sent the fewer messages you receive.
If you need to keep some icons on your home screen be sure to keep as few icons as possible.
I understand from my own experience that it’s natural to feel twitchy for your phone or browser. You’ll feel a burning desire to know Who was that actor in that movie?
Instead of reacting to every twitch, write your questions on a piece of paper. You can browse your questions once you come out of your focus mode.
Distractions are everywhere. Whether it is your smartphone, your computer, or your smartwatch. When you are about to start writing a report, your phone beeps, and you immediately turn to it. Thirty minutes later, you are still on your phone and that report is still lying there waiting for you.
While it is true that some notifications are important and we need to respond. But this hyper-connectivity should not come at the expense of your productivity.
Here are the few simple ways to kill distractions and focus on the tasks at hand.
The first step to managing distractions on your phone is to remove the apps you no longer need.
Do not put your smartphone on your work desk.
Even though turning off all notifications and turning the device to silent mode might eliminate distraction, having it physically there would give your mind a subconscious signal that someone might be looking for you.
We live in an interruption-based culture that can be damaging productivity. Most of the time, notifications from electronic devices only add to the distraction. In fact, many people are so used to getting interrupted at work that when they don't, they actually go looking for one! Distraction and constant multitasking can actually hurt small-business owners' performance. Mr. Barry Moltz, a business expert from Shafran Moltz Group, provided you these tips may help you increase your focus and complete the things that count:
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