Continuous Partial Inattention

Turn off your notifications.

Designate time to check things if you must. But don’t let them drive you from minute to minute.

If you try to pay attention to everything, you’ll pay too little attention to anything.

When you say yes to everything, you spread yourself thin. You don’t focus on what’s important. You don’t do anything as well as you could. You’ll just get through your day.

Set aside time to go deep with the important stuff. And turn off your notifications so they can’t drag you kicking and screaming from the important back into the merely urgent.