Go On The Notification Diet, Inbox Zero-Style!

airplane mode.jpgWhile many people leave their smartphones silent these days, since it’s kind of rude to have them constantly ring when you get a new notification, when you’re trying to get work done, it’s hard not to check out what’s happening whenever your phone vibrates or starts flashing. Most of the time, these notifications can be ignored, but it’s next to impossible to do so consistently. Here’s a technique that has worked well for me in the last couple of weeks.

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Living with Push Notifications, Day & Night

push notifications.jpgPush notifications are one of the most useful developments of smartphone technology, but there comes a time when they become tedious and bothersome. Who wants to be woken up in the middle of the night by your friend’s latest updates? How do you stop your phone from annoying everybody around you with its incessant rings? Here’s how I learned to optimize the way I work with push notifications without losing any sleep.

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