Technology is supposed to make us more productive, but spam emails and a forest of website book marks seem to make staying on top of things harder. To get our technology to work for us, Isaac Lien of the BusinesCollective has eight “tips, tricks and hacks to increase our productivity and reduce stress.”

“During the last few years of launching my company, I’ve learned that the best productivity hacks are ones that you don’t need to think about,” he says.

Learn how to automate unsubscribing to junk email, keeping your most important websites handy and managing your notifications and the do-not-disturb function on your smart phone, among others.

“You won’t even need to do anything for these tactics to work (outside of the initial setup),” Lien said. “If you implement the tips in this guide, I can guarantee you’ll have an incremental increase in productivity.”

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