So… Having confessed to being a serial procrastinator, I’m curious: What are your biggest rabbit holes—the things you find yourself doing instead of real work.
Mine include (but aren’t limited to): guitars, social media, Logic Pro or GarageBand, and that damn Strike Skilz bowling game I keep playing on my iDevices.
I’d love to know what your rabbit holes are… so I can help you figure out the best way to avoid them when you’re working.
That’s all for now. Thanks and have a great day!
Try this: Schedule a specific time (or times) to work on email, and then look at email only during that time period. Stop switching to Mail app during the day — just keep it closed or turn automatic mail checking and alerts off and hide it. I only do mail twice a day — once before lunch and again before the end of the day. Two 25 minute sessions maximum. If I can’t finish all my email in 50 minutes, I must be doing it wrong. That said, I usually finish it in less.
I also subscribe to SaneBox (http://www.sanebox.com/ with plans starting at $7/month and worth every penny), which pre-sorts my mail leaving only the important and useful stuff in my inbox. It also adds a “snooze” feature for messages (you can “snooze” a message for a day, two days, a week, a month, or whatever you like) and makes it much easier for me to maintain InBox=0. I’ll be writing about SaneBox here soon but you’re hearing it here first. 🤓