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Want to Be More Efficient? Unplug!

Let me tell you a secret — the biggest distraction in my life is me. No, I’m not wasting time playing Angry Birds or watching Netflix. My challenge? I’m so well-trained to react the moment my laptop or phone lights up, chimes or rings that it’s become a time-suck. My response is almost Pavlovian. And every time I look at my phone or check my email, those are seconds or minutes that I’m not working on my current project. Then I have to use up more time refocusing on the task at hand. It’s not a lot of time in each instance, but in aggregate it adds up. So here’s what I’ve done ... READ THE REST

Originally published July 14, 2014
Last updated October 19, 2019
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