Learn to stop checking your phone!

By: Pabak Sarkar

How long do you think the average work email goes unread? 10 minutes? 5 minutes? 1 minute?

Try 6 seconds.

Source: This Is How To Stop Checking Your Phone: 5 Secrets From Research – Barking Up The Wrong Tree

I don’t understand how anyone get’s work done if they are immediately checking their email! When I can, I try to minimize interruptions as much as possible, and one of those ways is to turn off notifications.

Interesting article, especially the difference between saying don’t versus can’t.

“Don’t” is a declarative statement about what kind of a person you are. When you say you “don’t” do something you give yourself the power to have made the decision not to do that thing. When you say “can’t” it feels as though some external force is telling you you shouldn’t be doing this thing. The way human motivation works and the way human decision making works is that we do much better when it’s something that feels like it arises within us. We don’t like being told what we can and can’t do.

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