Be deliberate when you’re in front of your screens — Part 2 of 3
This is the second post in our series on improving your focus and productivity through tips to make your screen time more deliberate.
We’re all Pavlov’s dogs now. Something dings and you reach to pick up your phone or open the notification that popped up on your computer screen. Alerts follow you all day long—emails, interoffice messaging systems, phone calls, texts, news alerts, “likes” on your latest Instagram posts, and even game notifications.
It starts with the best of intentions. “If I have my email notifications on, I will be able to respond to my boss or my client, at a moment’s notice. I will be seen as a dedicated employee. I will be providing great customer service.” The best of intentions.
But most calls, emails, and messages aren’t that time sensitive. Heck, a lot of them aren’t even important.