A Time Hack That Hurts

Kyle Reed // @kylereed

How many times do you check instagram, twitter, snapchat, or facebook on your phone a day?
If you are like me, you check these apps way too much.

It’s like a nervous habit or something. You have a brief second so you open your phone and click the icon to do some browsing. Nothing wrong with that.
Only there could be a potential problem, the problem of time distraction.
Time distraction is when you check these apps to keep yourself from getting work done, not being involved in conversations, or taking your attention away from something important.

I have written about time hacks before, and perfecting your morning routine, but here is a new hack I am trying. Instead of having all my favorite apps on my home screen, I have put them in a folder and buried them on the third page.
Sounds a bit extreme, but guess what, I don’t check these apps nearly as often as I use to.

This is just another way I am trying to stay focused on what I am doing.
I find it far more important to be present with my wife, stay focused on a task, or be aware of others around me than stare at my phone for the millionth time.

Try this out and see what you think.

phone-move

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If you want to take this a step further. Check out this task sheet I created to organize your day.
Get it free here.

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Kyle Reed

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I create websites, conversations, and ideas. Advocate for the 20 somethings. Looking to connect everyone to a mentor. Married to my best friend, Ginny. I like my coffee black and my dog Jack. I currently live in Nashville and work at Sony Music/Provident in Nashville