Tis the season to be jolly! Are you feeling it? Most find this season to be the season of just being overwhelmed. Here's a tip to keep your sanity and to give you soundness of mind. Some of you will love this and some may not like this at all but I offer it as water in a parched desert.
If you get your emails (personal and work) sent to your phone change the setting so that you don't get any emails sent to your phone. I know, I know. Your gasps are heard in my ears. You might think, "How can I do that? I might miss something!" How many of you who have your emails sent to your phone have missed something? I know I have and others have as well. It's easy for things to fall through the cracks when you are looking at such a small screen.
At one point in time all my emails came through on my phone. It beeped or made a sound and I was compelled to answer its beck and call. Do you know that the term beck and call implies subservience? You are its servant and it is your master. You respond immediately to it most times automatically.
Next time you are in a public place look around at how many people are attached to their phones. I'd guarantee that probably 99.9% of those people also have anxiety in unhealthy doses.
By default my emails stopped coming through on my phone. It wasn't my choice, my phone just had a glitch and the emails stopped. Shortly after that the epiphany came. Wow, I have control of my time again. Having to check my emails at certain intervals throughout the day from my desktop or lap top became almost a breath of fresh air. It brought "soundness of mind." Think about it, back in the day the world still turned without cell phones.
If someone really needs to get a hold of you they can text or call.
Let me challenge you in this jolly season to press pause on the constant noise. If you can't change or stop all your email accounts from being forwarded to your phone, then change how often you answer its beck and call. How about once an hour or once in the morning and once in the afternoon? Aim for peace a.k.a. soundness of mind. It truly is the gift that keeps on giving.
If you need to get a hold of me, know that I will get back to you...in due time. Peace out.
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