A recent article in Forbes Magazine outlined four steps for leveraging Attention Management to increase your productivity:

  1. Let go of others’ expectations: Prioritize your work, and don’t be reactive. Answer emails, texts, and voicemails when it is convenient for you. 
  2. Don’t over-schedule: Plan downtime in between meetings to sort through notes and plan your next steps.
  3. Turn off notifications or Turn on Focus Features: Place your devices aside. Schedule regular message checking times throughout the day.
  4. Begin your day in your task list instead of your email: You can check your email after you’ve reviewed your plan for the day and know what you need to do.