Part of the key to having communication serve us rather than us serving it, is knowing how to set boundaries around it. Today's Get Splendid tip is simple: turn off push notifications.
No audible pings, no red badges, no pop ups, no text message style alerts that there are new Instagram followers or comments, etc.
I did this years ago, and it immediately gave my life more margin – mentally, emotionally, and timewise. I turned the notifications off for everything, including email. Cutting the interruptions made me more focused and more productive, and allowed me to manage my time better which meant I was still able to communicate with people quickly.
#GetSplendid offers tips designed to make your business and life a little more splendid, day by day. Our theme for March is 'Communication.'