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Take Your Digital Life Back

Take Your Digital Life Back

Take Your Digital Life Back
How to better allocate your time and attention while focusing on meaningful work.
My keynote at the TESOL Macedonia Thrace Northern Greece special event, in January 2018.

Dimitris Tzouris

January 28, 2018

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  1. Take Your Digital Life Back How to better allocate your

    time and attention while focusing on meaningful work TESOLMTh Pie Cutting Event 2018 Dimitris Tzouris Anatolia College
  2. “People need to stop thinking about one task in order

    to fully transition their attention and perform well on another. Yet, results indicate it is difficult for people to transition their attention away from an unfinished task and their subsequent task performance suffers.” ―Sophie Leroy
  3. “On average, interruptions take 23 minutes and 15 seconds to

    recover from—even if the distraction is only a minute.” ―Gloria Mark, Professor of Informatics, University of California, Irvine
  4. “Less mental clutter means more mental resources available for deep

    thinking.” ― Cal Newport, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
  5. “In a very deep way there’s a close link between

    originality, novelty, and creativity and these sort of spontaneous thoughts that we generate when our minds are idle” ―Jonny Smallwood, professor of cognitive neuroscience at the University of York, UK
  6. “Idleness as such is by no means a root of

    evil; on the contrary, it is a truly divine life, if one is not bored… Idleness, then, is so far from being the root of evil that it is rather the true good. Boredom is the root of evil; it is that which must be held off. Idleness is not the evil; indeed, it may be said that everyone who lacks a sense for it thereby shows that he has not raised himself to the human level.” ―Søren Kierkegaard
  7. “We need to re-invent the busy signal.” ―Jeff Jarvis, Professor

    of Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
  8. “You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you

    are satisfied by life.” ― Heather Schuck, The Working Mom Manifesto
  9. Monitor your phone use - be in control - snooze

    notifications Moment Break Free OFFtime Notif Log
  10. “It is by having hands that man is the most

    intelligent of animals.” ― Greek philosopher Anaxagoras