POWER TOOLS: THE ALARM CLOCK
Objects and devices to help you get the job done.
Somewhere along the line, it became common practice to go to bed with your phone, and reach for it before you've properly opened your eyes upon waking. Of all toxic work practices, I can’t think of a worst one than fielding other people’s requests before you’ve even lifted your head off the pillow.
I’ve long slept with my phone on the other side of the room in an attempt to curtail this habit, but I just took things a step further by purchasing the first alarm clock I’ve owned since secondary school. Why? Because even though removing my phone from arm’s reach has stopped me from looking at Instagram last thing at night, I still found myself getting lured straight into my inbox when I went to switch off my alarm in the morning. I’m only a couple of days into this experiment, but so far that first half hour of the day is already feeling a lot calmer (750 Words is definitely helping with this, too).
Give it a try!