09: Tame Your Technology
7 min

Distractions are everywhere.

Little interruptions - like email, Slack messages, notifications - these distractions get us out of our flow.

And brain studies show that it takes the brain 30-45 minutes to get back into the groove after a distraction.

In this episode, I'll share how you can get rid of distractions, take back your time and increase your productivity


Show notes:


[00:55] We thought we are productive

  • I thought I was productive until I did a time audit.
  • I realized that I am wasting a tremendous amount of time.
  • We can't get work done at work so it hounds us all the way home.

[02:05] The power of distractions

  • Small situations can even get you out of your groove.
  • Brain studies show that it takes the brain 30-45 minutes to get back into the groove after a distraction.
  • We need to stay in the groove because it's where we do our best work.

[03:00] How I get rid of distractions?

  • Put your phone into airplane mode or just turn it off.
  • I use Pomodoro method where I give myself 25 minutes for work and 5 minutes for break
  • Continuous use of Pomodoro method shows increase in productivity.

[05:37] Action step

  • Block of 2 hours off your calendar.
  • In my "smash time", I smash my task list.
  • Make it holy. Commit to it and get stuff done.


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