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Why I End Each Week With A Digital Detox

By disconnecting from technology I find that I reconnect with life. I switch off from the work in my head and live out a full day in an undistracted, unstimulated and unmediated type of way.

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Get Rid of Email Alerts on Your iPhone and iPad Forever

Imagine if your organisation held a ‘bring your toddler to work day?’ What might it look like? Endless distraction? Constant nagging? Sound like the interruptive behaviour of your iPhone or iPad? Well that’s because it probably is! Here’s how to turn email alerts off…

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What I Learnt From Getting My Email Hacked

I woke up yesterday, turned on my phone and noticed that I’d inadvertently sent 500 emails overnight. I’d been hacked. It took me all morning to restore my contacts and it made me stop and think about how reliant I am on technology. Here’s what I learnt …

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How To Kill Outlook Alerts Once And For All

Microsoft Outlook likes to beep. Its default alert settings entice you to react to every email as it comes in. Stop letting your email notifications shape the way you work by turning off the beep. Here’s how to do it …

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Why Email Alerts Almost Always Cause Addiction

E-mail alerts (notifications, beeps and badges) are evil little suckers. They create addiction and fuel the widespread misuse and overuse of email seen in workplaces today. Here’s 2 reasons why …

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Warning: Do You Keep Groundhog Day Emails In Your Inbox?

Have you ever had an email that seemed to linger like a bad smell? You may have read it a number of times. Ignored it. Kept it hidden or compulsively put it aside ‘just in case’. If so, you may be dealing with a Groundhog Day email!

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What Tetris Taught Me About Email

Tetris is one of the most successful and influential video games of all times. It is simple in design and highly addictive in nature. The faster you clear lines, the faster shapes fall. Quicker. Faster. More random. Until eventually you lose control, your screen is piled high …

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