Monday Tips: Ignore Your Email

My tip for today is to turn off your email.


That’s right. Quit Safari, quit Firefox, quit your web-browser, and while you’re at it turn off your iPhone, and any other device that might interrupt you with beeps or chimes.


But I’m waiting for an important message, you say.


I reply, buy a good kitchen timer, and set it for 30 minutes, 45 minutes, an hour and let yourself focus on your work. At the end of that time, get up from your seat, stretch and glance at your email. For 5 minutes.


Repeat this process. You will find that you get much more work done, and are not so frazzled.



Do you have any tips on how to organize your time in this crazily busy world we live in? Feel free to drop a comment in the box below.


Have a great week!



This piece first appeared in the June newsletter. If you would like to read more such tips, or hear about how my progress on THWARTED QUEEN is going, please sign up for the newsletter by clicking on the appropriate link to the right.



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