Can You Last One Day?
I had set myself a goal not to check e-mail today and start a new routine of checking it Mon-Wed-Fri just once. There is no need to check it every day or worse still, multiple times per day. It simply comes down to work for works sake (WFWS) for me. It could be different for you of course.
What do you consider your biggest distraction? The thing you end up doing just for a short time which turns into hours and swallows up your day before you know it. It could be surfing the web, Twitter, Facebook or chatting online. See if you can last one day without doing it.
Notice any feelings or cravings you have. I swore I would last the day without checking my inbox and I couldn’t manage it.
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Surfing the web is my weakness. It usually starts with one simple search, and before I know it, hours have passed.
Facebook, Facebook, and Facebook!
I am an inbox junkie as well. I have six separate accounts. I spend half of my day checking and re-checking those darn accounts.
WFWS – I love this. You don’t mind if I borrow this, do you?
I really wish you luck, Paul. I could not check my inbox only a few days per week.
Facebook is the big one for me. But, recently I started having my work email sent to my phone.I catch myself multiple times a day, checking it and responding. (I work at night). My 6 month old does not like it when I check it, he tries to swat the phone out of my hand. Maybe I should take a lesson from him and just enjoy the simple things in life and SLOW DOWN!!!!!
I can’t not live without facebook….I can’t not drop twitter on my iphone..I swear I can’t last one day without them, no kidding.
I’ve never use Facebook, and if it wasn’t for Paul Browing I would have used U-Tube or Google Forums or Twitter either (I must be old). I give myself 30 minutes in the morning and evening to check my email and favorite sites, and if they dont look important, they dont get read (much to my wife’s frustration).
My cellphone mailbox gets a workout, because if I am busy it goes to it. They will ring again if its an emergency (except when the wife rings, I get told what the point of having a cell phone if your not going to answer it.)
I didn’t check my e-mail for a whole week! Strange I didn’t feel cast out….
I’m tired of Twitter now, definitely can last one day without it now.
It’s funny you mention this. My wife asked me the same question recently. Because I get my email on my smartphone, I am constantly checking it, even when I am out ti dinner with my wife. It’s just a habit, but I didn’t realize that it seems like I am ignoring her. New rule is that I won’t check it during our time together.
Facebook is my downfall. I have tried to stay away from it for a day but I can’t even last a couple of hours. When I do go on I will tell myself that I will just see if I have any messages and then log off, but I end up being on Facebook for hours. I think I have passed the point of obsession!