Best solution I found is immediately organizing my emails into folders. Even if I cant get to them right away, at least I know how my unread emails are organized....it is less overwhelming than pages of unread emails listed in one spot in your inbox!
Use a tool like Memo that respects your focus and does not notify you or use the evil red dot to spike your attention. https://sendmemo.app/mission I am hell bent on getting back notification control, it ruined me a while back.
I'd love to talk to you more about this.
I turn them off completely phone & computer in order to focus on what I'm doing. Otherwise notifications is just distracting all day long. There is a time to check email and social media and there is a time to do something more valuable.
I try to disconnect from my devices in general when I get a bit overwhelmed. I don't like turning off notifications cause then I feel I'm missing something important trying to "reset". So just put everything down and going for a walk helps me :)
Literally block out everything. Turn the phone off. Step away from the email. If it's getting too much, and you have a bit of spend at all, get a VC to clear crap out.
Turn off notifs for stuff you don't need/want. It's totally just a focus/time suck.
I know what you mean. If you can, try to block time to look at your email and only check them at that time. Communicate this with your team and let them know how they can reach you in case of emergencies.
I turn off all notifications of non-essential apps (all except Whatsapp and sms)
I have muted notifications and are moving to services that are not using pointless notifications and support addictive behaviour.
I'm also trying to build humane business platform myself to give an alternative to these platforms that are built on humane weaknesses. I think we can do so much better. <3
to start with, I block all notifications for 12 hours.After that period, I open it again and see what was really a priority.By analyzing each hour in relation to the tasks I had to do, I try to evaluate the most suitable moments in the day in order to authorize them. we rarely receive notification that justifies a response within one minute.You just have to receive them in a dedicated box with continuous authorized notifications.
At first, I'd promise myself i'd only look at my notifications once every few hours, or when they build up.
I've realised 75% of the notifications i'm checking are important... but not urgent. Big advocate for muting everything during focus hours :)
I have ended up muting all group chats and organizing high volume emails into folders. I'm also finding the notifications on Clubhouse insane. I'm forced to turn them off all together and miss relevant rooms. Anyone else finding that?