Mark Dain Great productivity hack: turn off notifications for all messaging apps (including SMS). I currently have it set to only display a badge; no notification or sound. Haven't been this productive in ages. I still check my messages now and then but I don't feel pulled away from what I'm doing when I hear my phone go off
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Martijn I use the exact opposite system. I have set messaging apps (including SMS) to have a clear and loud signal. Forcing myself to instantly check it, reply if necessary, and then go on with the task at hand. I have found this to work much better for me than to check the screen 'now and then'. I have silenced almost all other notifications though, such as breaking news and Facebook.
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Mark Dain I find if I reply to the messages quickly, more come in and before I know it I'm spending half my time texting and I can't get on with anything else. I'd rather be able to check my phone after I'm done with a task and I have a natural break in my concentration (that isn't forced)
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🏒 Lucian Marin Relax, that's just an adrenaline rush. You'll go back being unproductive with or without notifications. That's what happens to me every time I find ways to avoid procrastination.
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Eric Or, OR just put it on silent in a desk drawer or awkwardly at the bottom of your bag under a whole load of other luggage. If there's an effort to find it you'll be too lazy to check it (or at least in my case)
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Mark Dain I'd like to continue listening to music, if possible
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Anatasof Wirapraja Haha my old friend in Poland used to locked up his phone in a tupperware and sink it deep in a cloth bin idk wether any of what he did was necessary but gosh he hate the idea of mobile phone and that's something
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