Monthly Archives: February 2016

Infomagical Challenge #2

Today’s challenge is difficult for me.

The task is to clean up my phone.

Some of tasks I have already done prior to this challenge such as turning off notification. (partially done since I turn off social media’s notification. Email is still on, but only during my active hours.)

The difficult part is to clean up the home screen. I have a brunch of apps in the home screen that I feel is necessary. Letting them go is difficult. However, I did it anyway.

The reason behind this challenge is to make my phone just part of a tool. The challenge is to make the phone not a task oriented device.

My phone home screen as of today:

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Infomagical Challenge #1

Today I took the Infomagical challenge #1: Do one thing at a time.

As we all know, multi-tasking is a myth, multi-switching is the truth. I do a lot of multi-switching at work. I know it is bad, but I just did not want to delay any decision making messaging and I feel that I always need to know something right a way.

The podcast said that the more we switch, the more energy we spent, therefore, feel more tired.

Today, I took the challenge. I devoted one hour for a task without self-interference (or internal-interference).

The result is refreshing. I felt I have a lot more energy after work. Today is Monday, I am going to try everyday until the end of the week to give this a fair comparison. (After a weekend, one should feel more refresh.)

I will see.

#notetoself