Date: 03/06/2014

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The blog has moved house

The blog has moved house and had a makeover. I’m now blogging as a regular contributor over at Forbes. Visit my page there to read all my latest tips on managing distractions and productivity. There’s advice on why you don’t need to sleep with your smartphone to get ahead, a debate on whether we’re losing  the skills of thinking and concentration and tips on how to save time by saying…

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Date: 02/05/2014

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Is email making you stressed?

Next time you open your inbox, notice what happens to your breathing. Do you hold your breath when you open your inbox? Or does your breathing speed up? Email makes many of us feel anxious, overwhelmed and stressed. The never-ending stream of demands coming at us can seem just too much to deal with. The information overload can be overwhelming. Close your inbox for a moment and step back. Ask…

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Date: 19/08/2013

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10 signs digital distraction is harming your business

Is digital distraction harming your business? This common office ailment saps productivity, increases stress, and redefines the very essence of ‘work’. Here’s how to spot if it’s happening in your office. 1) Default always on When you walk round the office, most people have email open on their computer screen. They allow near constant interruptions, and instead of completing tasks in a focused and productive way, divert their attention every…

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Date: 06/08/2013

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The multitasking myth

Do you Tweet while watching TV? Or online shop while glancing up at a programme? If so, you’re not alone. Ofcom statistics released in the last few days provide evidence for something most of us can feel is happening to us – we just can’t seem to do one thing at once. Owning multiple devices, the temptation is high to get on with something else at the same time as…

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Albert Einstein

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