Open browser tabs are just another nagging reminder of unfinished work. I used to have 5-10 open tabs on my laptop and 50-100 open tabs on my phone. It served as my reading list, my video list, things I was researching.
It didn’t feel right. And it was a source of anxiety.
Then, I implemented a Zero Browser Tab Policy. I now treat my tabs as an inbox that I bring to zero daily:
- Things to read/watch go to Pocket.
- Things to do go to Wunderlist.
Now, my browsers feel clean. And whenever I work on something, it gets 100% of my attention, without that nagging reminder of something unfinished.
This is a simple improvement that made my life 1% better. Do enough of such 1% improvements, and they compound into something substantial!