It’s easy to get trapped in a black hole of Instagram stories, Game of Thrones tweets and news alerts instead of concentrating on the task at hand. The truth is our minds aren’t made to multitask. Recent research suggests multitasking actually prevents productivity. But there’s a way to practice more mindfulness with your daily to-do list, and that’s where Saent comes in.
Not be confused with Siri or Alexa, Saent is a device and productivity app that blocks out digital distractions by creating focus sessions. Based on the Pomodoro technique of time management, Saent schedules focus sessions that prevent you from accessing certain websites for a period of time. That’s right — no Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest until you hit send on that assignment.
You can choose a focus session that lasts until a task is done, or set up reminders to take a break and go for a walk. It also allows you to put up a “Do not disturb” message to alert co-workers (no Slack messages, please). This mindful shift of focusing on one task at a time will make all the difference in your productivity and lifestyle. You’ll not only get more done in less time, but you’ll also help prevent the build-up of stress and truly thrive in the moment.
So stash your smartphone, silence your email and notifications and get ready to see your brilliance fill the blank screen.
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