Wednesday, February 13th 2019

Feb 13, 2019

Turn Off Notifications. And Turn Up Your Productivity.

Jessica Darke, Producer

I know this may sound crazy but since I have turned off my “red notification” bubbles, my productivity has increased. As a Producer being responsive is of the upmost importance, but so is paying close attention to project details and budgets. With this minor change, I’m no longer being pulled from my thinking tasks to respond to the latest notification from Instagram, CCN, or one of my three inboxes. Does anyone else go into a minor anxiety attack when they have a constant stream of red notification bubbles screaming at them!?

Instead I’ve selected a handful of individuals and named them VIP’s. This includes: family, dear friends, and choice clients and partners. When these people call or text, I am notified (through a simple vibration - no red alert bubbles). I see what’s new on my own terms, not the app’s.

Simple steps for making this change:

1. Open the “Settings” app
2. Tap on “Notifications”
3. Scroll down and select the app you want to disable the badge notifications for
4. Swipe “Badge App Icon” to OFF
5. Repeat to disable for other apps

Enjoy regaining your bliss. I know I sure have.

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