Pick a time every day when you take a “technology time out” and put your devices away. Researchers from the University of California, Irvine found that taking even a short “email vacation” reduces stress and allows you to focus more.
How to do it
Block the time in your calendar so that people know you can’t be reached.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS