Turn Off You Electronics


There, I said it. Need to concentrate – get something important done? Turn off all that outside stimulation – all of it! Everything that’s out there reminding you that there is a world outside. Let’s make a list: your phone (home, office and cell), your email notifier (ding!), the radio (real thing or internet), no text notifications. Anything else? If you don’t need it turn off your computer as well. It will keep you from being tempted to send some time surfing.

Will you miss anything? No. Will you get your project done more quickly, more efficiently? Yes. Don’t worry. It will all be waiting for you when your work is done.


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3 Responses to Turn Off You Electronics

  1. ellendelap says:

    Especially your phone! Great post on how many external distractions we have.

  2. Setting an alarm is also a good idea. I sometimes create artificial deadlines by setting an alarm and seeing how much I can get done in, say, 45 minutes. Works really well.

  3. Great idea Juli. Keeping track of your time is a good way to measure your efficiency and challenging yourself to concentrate more effectively.

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