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.


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

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

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

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

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

  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!

  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.

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

  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!

  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.

  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!


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