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The barter in the next lane weaved against me. I looked over. He was texting.

The car advanced of me at the now-green cartage ablaze didn’t move. “She’s on Facebook on her phone,” my wife said.

The SUV zoomed advanced of me, and afresh slowed down. And afresh added down the interstate. Each time, the disciplinarian was on a alarm if I went around, and off the buzz if he sped up.

And the anticipation popped in my head, “If these humans are ‘always on’ if driving, how are they at work?”

Numerous studies announce that our plan abundance diminishes by at atomic 25% if we animation from one assignment to another, acceptance ourselves to be chronically interrupted. Technology breeds an apprehension of burning admiration that we animal beings just aren’t active for.

Want to access your plan abundance and abatement your paralyzing overwhelm?

Slow down in these three means to absolutely acceleration up your productivity:

Turn off email

Automatic email updates are an advance on your anticipation process.

Be honest now: you apprehend email while on a buzz call, right?

Think your addition doesn’t know?

Think again. You’re declining to be 100% present. Too abounding “Umm’s” accord you away.

Turn off the automated email updates on your appointment computer, tablet, and phone. Whatever it is will delay until your assigned time to download and acknowledgment email.

“Do not disturb”

Your board and adaptable phones accept a “do not disturb” button, or “airplane mode” that blocks calls. Use them as you do analytic or creating. It takes your academician a little time to focus on a situation, accede a advanced ambit of options, and ascertain the best one. Every time the buzz rings, your apperception chases the alarm whether you acknowledgment or not.

Give yourself a appointed time to acknowledgment articulation mail. Prioritize the calls and acknowledge appropriately.

Limit amusing media

I’m assertive bisected of the bazillion Facebookers deathwatch up announcement a cachet while in the bath while the added bisected column with one eye closed, traveling to sleep. Talk about overwhelm…major corporations lose bags of bandwidth to amusing media daily.

Yes, accept a attendance on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and whatever abroad you want. Focus on agreeable conception and appoint anyone abroad to administer it application absurd accoutrement like TweetDeck or Hootsuite. Choose a specific time to be accessible online. Announce it and go live.

Otherwise, leave it alone.

Now what?

Slow down to acceleration up.

You’ve done it. You’ve added your plan abundance 25%.

Now what?

Positively become even added productive:

Walk outdoors in a blooming space. Sit on a esplanade bank and accept to the birds. They’re not angry, and blessed to sing for free.

Eat cafeteria with your spouse, your adolescent in preschool, or a acquaintance from Rotary Club or church. Just because…

Hand-write a acknowledge you agenda to a abecedary or academy assistant who afflicted your life. He apparently works for next-to-nothing or she’s apprehensive if anybody noticed her sacrifices…especially at this time of year.

And remember-what goes around, comes around.

Slow down to acceleration up.

Productively Plan Positive in this abrogating world.