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-- -- So is your email -- the first thing you look at in the morning and the last thing you check at night unfortunately it is for a lot of people and do you feel anxious if you don't have your phone with few.
While our next guest says.
Unplugging from technology can actually make you more efficient networks -- joining us now is the founder and CEO of -- leadership she's also the author of over wired it very interesting book she is doctor Camille Preston thank you so much for joining us thank you for -- we feel we're getting a lot done we're busy all the time but the new studies show that actually all that multitasking is slowing us down.
Absolutely we're living in a world that's old was on -- is connected.
And it's fundamentally changing who and how we are.
We're living in this over wired world and it's not necessarily making us happy and -- -- -- you point out in the book that -- there is a wait too much information out there away much more than we can take in and we have to prioritize what we're going to consumer.
Absolutely and that's a new muscle in new skill that people have to learn is trying to filter and focus and identify what is it that matter snaps and the way you do it -- you've got -- -- five tips for us that wanna get through the first one is.
To break that email addiction you don't have to check it every five minutes.
Absolutely so we are wired and biological way -- you.
-- -- get newness and every time we see something new we get a little scored a -- -- which feels great.
Which means that we're actually chemically addicted to our emails we -- -- -- -- we feel good.
And I would challenge your viewers to start to think about what are three or four.
How can you limit your -- the times -- checking out maybe three or four times a day.
And -- allow yourself to focus more on what matters yet just shut it off and check it at these designated times during the day and no other times.
Also work in ninety minute intervals this is most efficient.
Absolutely your brain can only function at optimum levels for ninety minutes with intensity.
And we've had that experience where we show up at the office we sit in front of a computer all day.
And we -- thoroughly exhausted and because we're not giving ourselves -- opportunities to step back.
And letter greens -- from the kind of toxic chemicals.
And really re calibrate so you work for ninety minutes and then you have to take a break meeting stretch go for a walk something that's going to stretch out those alpha waves absolutely that's the third set is really unplug when you do step back.
Even if it's for final ten minutes.
It can let your brain -- -- and me.
Absorb it's it's.
Capacity reboot ahead.
-- interestingly taken out or shower it's very very act counter intuitive.
To take a nap but that's one of the greatest things to increase productivity.
We now know the benefits of meditation but when you're living over wired it's really hard to step back and get that perspective -- And -- is a fantastic way to get yourself that re energizing boost and this hour.
You know it's so funny think about how many times -- had great bring storms and a -- if he keeps you relaxed and you laugh and just come up from sleeping so.
It's a wonderful way of rejuvenating.
That's -- the more progressive work environments like -- or YouTube actually have nap rooms and nap pods and and that that's a fascinating not work environment I guess and then simplify and that's kind of the summary of all of it absolutely and it's so straightforward it's almost silly.
And yet we need to.
Take a couple minutes and figure out.
What are the things you can delete from our email right what -- the commitment speaking cut off to them I really -- and you have a lot more of these tips in your book over wired doctor -- Preston thank you so much for joining us thank you --
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