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Turn off notifications

Feb 16, 2013

Turn off notifications

3 things that have improved my life greatly in the past couple of months:

  1. I turned off all notifications on my iPhone.
  2. I quit using Tweetdeck on my laptop.
  3. I turned off my Gmail Notifier.

That’s it.

It might be an obvious point, but it’s crazy how many of my devices tout their ability to distract me as an intelligent feature.

The dumber I make my devices, the smarter I feel…

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  1. mrspswritingtreasury reblogged this from austinkleon
  2. bbpratt reblogged this from austinkleon
  3. lukeleighfield reblogged this from austinkleon and added:
    Seconded. I turned off most of my notifications a few months ago. Freedom!
  4. comerekitty reblogged this from austinkleon
  5. soylenth reblogged this from austinkleon and added:
    I’ve had the same experience.
  6. lucysbeau reblogged this from austinkleon
  7. soylenth said: I had the same epiphany a while ago. Never looked back. Feel much more sane without trivial bullshit pinging for my attention every 5 minutes.
  8. aaacerz reblogged this from shloobykitten
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