I've managed to do more in the recent 2-3 weeks than in the last 2-3 years!
One issue arised by this however, as I keep moving forward towards my new goal.
As I started using some more services, started becoming more active in some areas, got to use some additional useful apps and some other more things, my email activity increased also dramatically.
The weeks before, I considered getting notified on my phone about new emails and being able to respond quickly back, as a way to be more productive, as I could avoid getting on my desktop or open a browser to answer.
So as the email activity increased, my notifications increased during the day, getting notified maybe 10-30 times a day, often with emails that wouldn't require my immediate attention.
In other words, this started killing my previously gained productivity.
I quickly realized with the new situation, it's NOT the notifications on my phone that made answering emails more productive... the opposite would happen, my productivity would going to suffer even a lot more by the constant interruptions.
I would have never considered before a "drastic" step, like turning my email notifications completely off.
Yet finally, as my email activity is probably going even to increase further, I turned the email notifications completely off and what can I say? Not getting notified all the time, for probably lots of emails that don't need my attention every time they arrive, is a blessing!
I had the fear at first, I would be missing on something important, not getting notified anymore.
However this fear proved false. And my day is now more productive again!
Thanks to a little step like this, that took once maybe 30 seconds of my time, I get more of my time every day back again!
And I can still answer on my phone, when away from my desktop!
So now I'm just going over my emails 2-4 times a day, depending on how important they are and it's a lot faster to sort through the less important things at once, instead of doing it one by one email at a time.
I suggest, you try it too.
Please let me know, if this was helpful to you?
Or share maybe your experience with your email notifications (and turning them off).