8. Know when to disconnect and focus. There are times you need to clear all distractions, such as when you’re writing an article or a report. You can’t have people pinging you and inboxes calling for your attention. Sure, we said you should create routines and set limits, but during these times that require focus, we can’t take the chance that the siren’s call of online attention-grabbers will steal that focus from you. So during these times, disconnect completely, and focus.
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