Stop Checking Your Phone

There are only so many hours in the day, right? But with this scheduling trick, your days will seem longer and more productive.

By blocking time on your schedule for certain activities and tasks, you can make the clock work for you, not against you.

For example, one of the biggest productivity sucks today is electronic interruptions. Most of us waste a lot of time checking email and social media when we should be attending to focused work. Instead of living in a constant state of semi-distraction, recondition yourself to let things hang. Try letting your phone ring without picking it up, and wait to click on new emails in your inbox.

If you can limit phone calls, messages, and social media posts to certain times of day, you’ll find it much easier to carve out large chunks of time for dedicated work. To learn more tips for managing a busy schedule, dedicate a few minutes to our Instaread on Master Your Time, Master Your Life.

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