The nice thing about working remote this that it also provides more of an opportunity to undertake some “digital detox”. This involves:
- Shorter, and more focused, periods of being online (helped by a much slower connection speed!)
- Changing my work schedule so that I check emails at the start of the day and towards the end of a regular workday
- Letting people know that for a certain period of the year, I am working even more remote and won’t be as available (this is key for managing expectations)
While some readers might think – I couldn’t do that – I have come to realize that “I simply CANNOT not do this!”. It’s critical for my own productivity and also satisfaction with my work.
What’s going to help you detox digitally?
For more great resources on this do check out Cal Newport’s Digital Minimalism Book. It’s a great read.
Wishing you the best,
Leadership | Teamwork | Business Success
Author of multiple books including Effective Virtual Conversations (2017), PlanDoTrack (2019) and From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (2013)
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