Go further with Focus Filters & App Blocking
Sometimes simply disable notifications isn’t enough and we need an extra help to be more focused.
🌙 Focus Filters: Use Do Not Disturb Mode or Work Mode
Focus Filters, available since iOS 16 on iPhone, allow you to automatically turn off notifications from your apps. You can program them to start at specific times or launch them manually. As well as blocking notifications, you can change your phone's wallpaper, hide certain apps and more. Focus Filters are incredibly valuable tools to help you regain control over your notifications and enhance your productivity.
🔒 App blocker and Screen Time Management Tools
Sometimes, simply turning off notifications isn't sufficient, and we may require a little help. For this, you can download an app blocker that will allow you to block the apps of your choice for as long as you need. The most complete tool for iPhone is Jomo, available for free on the App Store.
With Jomo, you can block apps for specific time slots or set time limits on your most distracting apps. Additionally, you can link a blocking session to a concentration mode, and we'll provide more details about this in the following article.
Why managing notifications is important in 2023?
Managing notifications can take several minutes, but it will definitely help you regain hours of your day and improve your ability to focus.
🧠 Enhanced Concentration
With fewer interruptions, you can maintain your focus on tasks for more extended periods, which enhances your overall concentration and efficiency.
🧘♀️ Reduced Stress
Constant notifications can create stress and anxiety. By managing them effectively, you can reduce these negative emotions, creating a more relaxed work environment.
📅 Improved Time Management
By allocating specific times for checking notifications, you can better manage your time and allocate it to tasks that require your undivided attention.
⚡️ Increased Output
The combination of reduced distractions and improved concentration will ultimately result in increased productivity and output. You'll find yourself completing tasks more efficiently.
Notifications are a double-edged sword. While they can keep us informed, they often hinder productivity and cause unnecessary stress. By taking control of your notifications, you can regain your focus, boost your productivity, and reduce stress. In today's fast-paced digital world, the power to manage notifications effectively is a valuable skill. Take the first step toward a more productive, focused, and balanced life.
Learn more about notifications with this Apple Support article
All Bitmoji Avatars are owned by Snap Inc. | Photography Unsplash