Why notifications break down your focus and productivity

PING! Your focus has been interrupted. A new email just popped into your inbox. Your curiosity pulls you to check your email, which leads to you responding to a non-urgent email. When you do return to your previous task, you struggle to remember where you were and start again.

This continuous attack on your focus—time after time—destroys your productivity throughout the day.

Here’s a quick tip: Turn off your notifications. Schedule a time to check your inbox and messages instead.

Do you have a tip for staying focused?

Protect: Turn notifications off and calendar on from Improving Your Focus by Dave Crenshaw

Dave’s course on LinkedIn Learning, Improving Your Focus, can help you strengthen your focus and be more productive.