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?
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.