Tackling your productivity habits

10/1/2013 |

Experiments-01

 

We check in with Think Productive UK founder Graham Allcott, who’s spending January only checking his email on a Friday

Find out more about his productivity experiments here

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It’s Wednesday afternoon.  It’s 4.45pm.  I’m a bit bored and low on energy.  Usual 3 options at this point to get some digital stimulation and feel busy and productive:

–          Check my emails

–          Check my Facebook notifications

–          Check my Twitter ‘@’ replies

 

Thanks to this month’s ‘Email Friday’ experiment, I have none of these options currently open to me.  I have nowhere to go.  The gate to busy digital distraction is locked.  So let me figure out my new options here.

New options:

–          Do a mini ‘review’ of my lists and calendar and check where things are up to

–          Start something new

 

Much better.  The moral of the story?  It’s difficult to notice your bad productivity habits when you’re in your normal routine.

 

Like this? Try these

What wakes you up? by Grace Marshall, for Think Productive UK 

Change the view | thinkproductive.co.uk 

5 Ways “Tech Addiction” Is Changing Human Behaviour Hongkiat.com 

See all of the “experiment” posts here

Read more about Technology Addiction

Struggling with your email? Try one of our email workshops – in your office or in a city year you

 

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