Notifications: Off

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.


  1. The Procrastination Equation by Piers Steel
  2. Irresistible by Adam Alter

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