Breaking the Email, Text and Internet Addiction
Last month my company, The Energy Project, posted a poll on the Huffington Post asking people about their experience in the workplace. One of the questions was about email.
"I don't think I can," he replied. "As soon as I turn it off, I'd start obsessing about what I'm missing."
The high delayers found something else entirely to focus on. They never looked at the marshmallow.
Take back your lunch, and take back your attention. They're two first steps in taking back your life.
Tony Schwartz is president and CEO of The Energy Project. Tony is the author of the June, 2010 HBR article, "The Productivity Paradox: How Sony Pictures Gets More Out of People by Demanding Less," and coauthor, with Catherine McCarthy, of the 2007 HBR article, "Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time." His new book is"The Way We're Working Isn't Working: The Four Forgotten Needs that Energize Great Performance" (Free Press, 2010).