What once were considered useful reminder tools have now become constant interrupters in our productivity each day. Notifications on your phone can make you jump at every ping. With more and more apps using them, I see my clients constantly pause and lose their focus when they are near their phone. We sometimes forget we can control who or what needs our attention. Maybe hearing every breaking news story isn’t necessary or knowing each time someone posts on your Twitter feed. Choose to check your e-mail, Facebook, news etc. when you have the time rather than when the bell tolls. You are allowed to turn of notifications! It is more simple than you think. Go to the settings button on your phone, click on notifications and choose which apps you want to interrupt you each day.