I am turning off or turning down all my computer notifications. Email, FB, Twitter, etc, will no longer make my computer “ding”, flash, or change in any way. I’m taking the advice of Tim Ferris to turn off notifications and to ween myself away from the email monster.
Ferris in his book Four Hour Work-Week recommends checking email only at 11am and at 4pm, and even less if you can do it. In an attempt to seriously prioritize my daily tasks, I will strive for that starting today.
If I don’t get back to you right away, give me a call if you really, really, really need to get a hold of me.