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Taking Back Your Time and Attention

We lock our doors to protect our homes and possessions, but what about the two things that are even more valuable — our time and attention?

We Simply Can’t Help Ourselves

A handful of studies have shown that once you shift your attention off of your work for even a minute, it can take as much as 23 minutes to focus on that work again. That hit you get from responding to those notifications is accompanied by a huge cost: you lose your attention, and as a result you lose time.

Adjusting Your Frame of Mind

You don’t need to know all of the new developments, all of the updates. Ask yourself: are you interested in making news, or making history?

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