Your ability to be present largely determines your performance at work and the quality of your relationships.
And there’s a quick, easy, and free tweak you can make to improve that ability drastically:
Turn your notifications off.
Research shows that people who disable their email notifications become about 10 percent more efficient at work1.
Over a year, that adds up to an extra month of productivity!
And if you disable all notifications, you’ll likely reclaim massive amounts of time.
Most people spend a staggering 100 hours per month on their phones2.
Over the course of a lifetime, that’s 11 years!
Notifications are insidious.
They seem harmless but left unchecked, they will continually hijack your attention and steal your time.
So, before you go about the rest of your day, I encourage you to disable all inessential notifications on your phone and computer.
It will only take a few minutes and might give you years back.