Most people check their email on mobile devices now. Sometimes, they check it out of plain boredom. Is that what innovation looks like these days? All of that constant connectivity and distraction may “innovate” you into a headache. If you’re constantly connected to an incoming stream of messages, you’re not giving your mind enough of a break to make connections and generate insights.
Taking regular breaks from checking your mobile device will help you think clearer.
- Consider taking a lunch break without your phone
- Take regular walks outside
- Delete the email apps off your phone
These are just a few suggestions. Try them out. Mix and match. Find the solution that works best for your unique situation. When you get back to the computer, the sight of your email won’t be such a drag on your energy.