How to Avoid Ending up On Your Phone?
After the theory, comes the practice. As always, we'll do our utmost to enlighten you and, above all, ensure that you leave with as many useful tips as possible! So let's get practical!
🧹 Declutter Your Space
The first tip, which may seem obvious, is to keep your workspace as minimalist as possible. In short, avoid adding elements that could disturb you, whether interactive or purely decorative. Your phone can be just as distracting as the family photo on your desk. You may not realize it, but it makes you think of your loved ones, and so you think, "What's for dinner tonight? Did Dimitri bring his swimming gear today?"
🦋 Prevent Flutter
Unsurprisingly, when you think of fluttering, you think of procrastination. Fluttering is wanting to do lots of things at the same time, lots of little things that are a bit insignificant but which we feel prevent us from "doing our work properly". Once again, it's a cognitive bias! In reality, by dealing with all these micro-tasks, you're not freeing up attention or time at all; you're just overloading your mind. So learn to segment each action properly, to avoid dispersion. Work in batches.
🏁 Take the Time to Get to the End
The trouble is, we sometimes do a lot of things quickly, "just like that." But often, they come back to haunt us: the forgotten attachment, a missing piece of info, a mistake that needs correcting. Yes, you've gone too fast! Instead of trying to do everything quickly, take the time to do it WELL, and in one go.
🔒 Block Distractions
Okay, that's enough of those annoying messages and notifications. Block them while you're working! This will prevent you from getting lost on your phone. These days, companies are most interested in your time and attention, so they're not going to leave you alone. So take control before they decide your life.
Download the Jomo app, free on the App Store. Available on iPhone and Mac, it lets you temporarily block the applications and websites that distract you most. And if you need to know more before getting started, we'll explain in detail how it works!
Your brain, your time, and your attention are precious resources. Make sure you protect them from distractions and reduce cognitive attractors to FINALLY be able to resist multiple distractions. And if you need a helping hand, download the free Jomo app!