Fastmail gets IMAP Push notifications

I’ve been using FastMail for over a year now and am delighted to hear that the long awaited IMAP email push is now available. That means  default iOS mail client can receive push notifications like yahoo and other mail providers.

Push email will happen automatically for existing users and if you already have iOS configured with FastMail IMAP, you’ll just start benefiting from the change without doing anything extra.

I strongly recommend you try Fastmail if you are worried about security and about your email being parsed by servers for advertisements(Gmail).

The Ivy Lee Method: For Maxing your productivity.

James Clear in his post about how to improve productivity using the Ivy lee’s method and why it works the way it works

 The Ivy Lee Method

During his 15 minutes with each executive, Lee explained his simple method for achieving peak productivity:

  1. At the end of each work day, write down the six most important things you need to accomplish tomorrow. Do not write down more than six tasks.
  2. Prioritize those six items in order of their true importance.
  3. When you arrive tomorrow, concentrate only on the first task. Work until the first task is finished before moving on to the second task.
  4. Approach the rest of your list in the same fashion. At the end of the day, move any unfinished items to a new list of six tasks for the following day.
  5. Repeat this process every working day.

Read about how this works and why it works like no other from here.

Focus

Leo in his article named constant task switching Talks about how to stop wandering and gives some simple steps one can follow to get the Focus back.

I know I’m losing focus when I’m constantly jumping around from task to task.

This is a “red flag” for me — a sign that I’m doing something wrong. You’ve done it too: switching from one browser tab to another, opening various emails and other messages, checking on this and that. No focus, lots of stress, lots of mental exhaustion without really getting anything done.

The solutions he offers later in the article are minimal, clear and easy to put to practice.

Design for Default

Design for default comes down to a very simple premise: shift your environment so that the good behaviors are easier and the bad behaviors are harder.

A simple, yet a very thought provoking post on how to tweak the environment around to make it for you rather than against you. The entire post is filled with subtle yet powerful suggestions that makes this post a must read for any productivity enthusiast or for any body trying to give up their bad habits.

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