Sometimes it is all about simple...
We got new phones at work. They are very fancy with a big color screen and all. State of the art I guess.
But it was driving me nuts. The phone is sitting in the corner of my vision and colon in the time would just blink and blink - and when the time changed - bigger sort of blink. it kept drawing my eye to it. I found that very distracting.
My solution - turn the phone away so the screen isn't visible. It worked, but made it so I couldn't see the phone anymore until I turned it around. I couldn't answer the phone easily either.
Tyler Muth, a guy I work with, said something very smart. Very simple, but very smart. All he said was:
Of course. A post-it note, it just covers the clock, no more blinking distraction. It is perfect.
Sometimes, it is all about simple....