Today I want to give you the simplest productivity tip you’ve ever heard that can hopefully FORCE YOU to remain productive… or at least force you to not be distracted by the usual suspects (checking your email, playing around on Facebook, etc.).
The truth is, if you’ve studied my productivity system or really just about ANY productivity system you probably already know that to be productive you shouldn’t be checking email first thing in morning and you definitely shouldn’t be checking your email multiple times per day or leaving it open all day long while you work…
You also know you shouldn’t sit with Facebook or other social media accounts open all day either.
The problem is… Some of us just can’t help ourselves!
Here’s a simple solution.
During your work time just disconnect your internet connection (assuming you don’t need it for the work you’re doing at the time) this way you CAN’T check your email and you CAN’T login to Facebook and you CAN’T be distracted my Skype, etc.
Since most of us are using WiFi these days, it’s as simple as temporarily turning off your WiFi connection:
It’s super simple to turn off your WiFi on both Mac and PC and if you’re not using WiFi it’s pretty easy too (just disconnect the cord from your computer).
Obviously this isn’t a revolutionary technique, but it might be just what you need if you’re a person that knows you shouldn’t be checking your email, social media and Skype all day but just can’t seem to help yourself.
Let me know what you think.