Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Unsubscribe Me {SOL 11.01.16}

There are only so many minutes in a day, yet there's so much I want to do.

I get frustrated with myself when I pull back the covers at the end of the day and think about all the things I didn't get done. Or when it's Sunday night and I think of all the big plans I had for the weekend that are still sitting on my to do list.

I need to simplify.

Focus on what's important.

Control my time instead of letting it control me.

I began this morning, like I do every morning, scrolling through my emails. Before I knew it, 30 minutes had passed. That's 30 minutes of reading shopping offers, Facebook updates, and messages from companies that I once did online business with. (It's also important to note that none of the messages I received this morning were from an actual person, asking me actual questions, or sharing actual news.)

I liken my morning routine to going through the paper mail. As I search through the envelopes, I pull out the junk mail, tear it up, and recycle it. I never even read it, even though many days, that's all that's in my mailbox.

So why don't I do this with my Inbox as well? Why am I wasting precious time reading electronic junk mail?

Good question.

I went back into my email and scrolled to the bottom of most every one, searching for the 'Unsubscribe' button and clicking it.

As I did, I felt this amazing sense of freedom. I felt my time coming back to me. I was taking control.

Are there things in your life that you need to 'Unsubscribe' from? I encourage you to click that button too.



11 comments:

  1. Unsubscribe. Powerful! I'm so glad you did this. I have done it too. It feels GREAT!!!

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  2. Ack- a good reminder for me- I am always a victim of FOMO, so I keep my list too long!

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  3. Ack- a good reminder for me- I am always a victim of FOMO, so I keep my list too long!

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  4. Oh Boy! Love this idea of "unsubscribing to take control of your life." Must try it!

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  5. I need to do this...thanks for the reminder!

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  6. Sometimes I just know that someone has given my e-mail to someone else. I have been un-subscribing too, and probably need to do more! Good thinking!

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  7. Oh yes! I couldn't agree with you more. My days are filled just like yours and I'm sure you're like me and have more than one email address. It's a big waste of time.

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  8. Yes to simplifying! Yes to unsubscribing! Yes to meaningful emails and human connection!

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  9. YES to unsubscribing! I just moved from VA to WA and realized how many VA-related things I was getting in my email. It made it easier to unsubscribe. Why can't I just get the things I want? Blasted junk mail!

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  10. It's refreshing to take control even though it's not always easy. Thanks for this reminder that we can use that UNSUBSCRIBE button to our advantage.

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  11. The way you wrote this blog post is powerful. The short story and the powerful, personal message at the end touched me. Yes, I'm going to be thinking about what I need to "unsubscribe" from today. Thanks!
    Ruth

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