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:
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.