With a constant influx of notifications, emails, and alerts on our computers, staying focused on the task at hand can be a challenge. Distractions break our concentration, decrease productivity, and contribute to digital fatigue. How can you ensure a distraction-free environment when you need to concentrate on your work?
Windows: Focus Assist
- Quick Toggle: Windows key + A (to open the Action Center), then click on Focus Assist to toggle it between Off, Priority Only, or Alarms Only.
- Customise: Go to Settings > System > Focus Assist to customize which notifications you want to see and when.
Mac: Do Not Disturb
- Quick Toggle: Option + click the Notification Center icon at the top right of your screen.
- Schedule: Go to System Preferences > Notifications > Do Not Disturb to set a schedule for when you want to silence notifications.
Activating Focus Assist on Windows or Do Not Disturb on Mac allows you to control when and how notifications appear. This can lead to better focus, improved productivity, and more significant periods of uninterrupted work. Plus, managing your digital wellbeing can reduce stress and enhance your overall experience while working on your computer.