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Pathway to Productivity for the Digitally Distracted

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Whilst I can’t deny having access to pretty much anything we want 24/7 can be fantastic, there is no doubt that for many of us, the constant flood of information washing over us is seriously harming our productivity at work and at home. Not to mention the effects that being digitally distracted and on the verge of burnout can have on our relationships, both working and personal. How many of your sleep with your phone in your bedroom? Do you reach for it in the morning to check your emails? Have you ever seen an email you didn’t like and start the day of in a bad mood? How about taking your device to the loo? I could go on and on but am sure you get the picture, without your own ‘usage rules’ in place, it seems nowhere is sacred anymore in regards to being a tech-free and connected zone.

Take a moment to ask yourself a ‘better question’ right now. Has your device/technology aided or hindered your productivity so far?

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Pathway to Productivity for the Digitally Distracted

  1. 1. Pathway to productivity for the digitally distracted
  2. 2. As you start to read this, your curious mind will start to tip toe into action. Quietly at first ‘has someone emailed?’, then a little louder ‘You’d better check your Twitter feed in case you have a retweet/mention’ and then when it can’t get your attention it’ll start getting louder and louder, ‘check you phone battery just in case’ and on and on it goes until you give in, or not as the case may be if you know that it’s up to some skulduggery. http://www.workinconfidence.com
  3. 3. Our poor minds in the digital age are constantly punctured with persistent thoughts that urge us to check our devices in case we’ve missed something. FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) syndrome at its worst. http://www.workinconfidence.com
  4. 4. Here are five practical ways to decrease your digital usage and to help you get smarter in regards to Digital Mastery and being focussed on what, when and why you are using it. http://www.workinconfidence.com
  5. 5. 5 Turn off notifications Do you really need notifications pinging on your device when you are at your machine? Be strict and you’ll be amazed at how much you can get done before you realise you have forgotten to check your ‘silent’ phone.
  6. 6. 6 Batch check emails Set specific times during the day that you will check your emails and respond. Don’t be afraid to set an auto responder if necessary to inform people of the times you will be available to check and respond.
  7. 7. 7 Unplug every 90 mins Go with the flow of your natural Ultradium Rhythm otherwise known as the ‘basic work- rest activity cycle’.
  8. 8. 8 Tech is time-costing Keep this in mind when approaching a task in order to prioritise your workflow and choose the right tools for the job. No use whipping out your iPad to take notes when a pen and paper will do!
  9. 9. 9 Quiet time Technology can make everything seem ‘urgent’ if you let it and this can become an addictive cycle. Don’t miss out on what’s going on around you, the beautiful moments life has to offer because you’re hyperventilating that your phone battery is at 10% and you’ve left your charger at home.
  10. 10. Read more content like this every week on our blog: http://blog.workinconfidence.com http://www.workinconfidence.com
  11. 11. At WorkInConfidence we are all about providing a way for staff to reach out to you to raise ideas, issues and concerns in a safe environment by providing their feedback anonymously. http://www.workinconfidence.com
  12. 12. www.workinconfidence.com Understand your staff better to unlock their true power and potential