Given that I’m just after admitting to you that I have today followed my own advice and it worked – and so I am therefore feeling good about the day but also a bit unbearably smug – there is something else.
One other thing I’ve done today that I swear up and down in the The Blank Screen book that we should all really, really do – and we don’t. I try. But today I did it and it worked.
I didn’t read any emails until the top of the hour.
Right now, for instance, it’s a few minutes past the hour and I can see that there are two emails waiting for me. Wait. Three. I should really also switch off that notification –
– and the phone just went. Well. Other that that, I’ve been good. And it’s helped.
So. Switch off your emails and only let yourself read or write any at the top of the hour.