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Eliminate distractions. The core message is to make focus your default mode (e.g. by scheduling in advance when you’ll use the internet).
Visualise the top items you want to complete this week, the ones that’ll make a difference, and aggressively prioritise them. You can prioritize better.
If you work in an office, email is going to be responsible for a lot of your distractions (the things that numb your IQ).
In 2012, a McKinsey report found employees spend about 28 percent of their day responding to, reading, or writing emails. Email is checked more than 70 times per day, with some of us checking in an astonishing 350 times.
Some email-coping tips…
Breef lets you check your inbox, without scattering your mind. The smooth-scrolling feed eliminates cognitive load…
Breef helps you focus on one topic at once, by organising newsletters in your inbox.
Get into the mindset of “I’m doing my project now; ok now I’m going to read emails with the latest business tips; ok now I’m going to read emails sharing great discounts.”. Topics make it possible to work with intentionality, and schedule your time.
Breef will clean up newsletters and marketing emails you rarely read. You probably think of them as annoying-but-harmless, but because they interrupt and clutter, they’re creating attention residue, robbing you of your ability to focus. Breef’s analytics will find them, so they can either be muted (a trial separation) or unsubscribed forever.