4. Declutter your digital life. Do you have to sift through mountains of irrelevant and irritating emails, social media posts and news articles before you find the information you want? Decluttering your house can make life easier and give you a sense of calm, and so can decluttering your digital surroundings. Unfollow and unfriend social media accounts that clog up your feeds with spam. Go through your email and unsubscribe from all those news outlets and retailers that send mailshots you never read and special offers you never need. Get rid of all those internet ‘favourites’ that were last your favourites in 2010. Trust us, you’ll feel a lot better for it.
5. Close down your email. Don’t worry, we don’t mean forever. But emails are intrusive, breaking your chain of thought and leeching time from your day. The most productive people don’t check email constantly, but limit their email time to certain periods. In fact, one expert recommends that you never check email in the morning – ever! That might be a bit radical for many of us, but spending regular periods with email off – maybe start with an hour – can make you more productive, sociable and collaborative at work.