We’re all busy, right? Being “busy” isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it’s how we handle the busy times that make us decent human beings. I believe wholeheartedly that you make time for the things you want. I’ve certainly made some poor choices when it came to making time for certain events and people. Though this is hardly the cure to everything, I have found one hack to make life easier for me.
One thing about this time and space we live in today is that we’re always glued to our phones. I’m always checking Instagram or texting with someone – even I get annoyed with how much I’m on my phone. I’m starting to be more aware of it as I’m out and about. I constantly see couples on date night seemingly having a decent time but they’re constantly checking their phones. Unfortunately, John and I have done it too.
I’ve also noticed that I get really distracted with all of the beeps and noises my phone makes. Whether its writing a blog post or menu planning, for some reason, I always feel the need to pick up my phone anytime I heard it beep. How obnoxious is that? I think this is why one of my favorite date nights with John is when we go to the movies. At the movies, I know for sure there will be at least 2 hours of us not checking or touching our phones. Yes, I’m the movie goer who loathes the people who checks their phone in the movie theater. Anyway, let’s get to the point.
How do I make life easier?
I stopped checking my email on my phone.
Sure, I know, it’s not anything mind-blowing but it has, without a doubt, made my life so much easier. I don’t know about you but I get lots of emails on a daily basis. Some important – some not so much. Nonetheless, it caused me to constantly check my phone. Even if I was in the middle of doing something “important”, hearing my email alert was distracting and immediately stopped me from finishing whatever I was working on.
My “life hack” isn’t rocket science but it’s definitely something that has changed my life tremendously. I now have specific times of the day when I check my email and on occasion, I access my email on my phone. I’m not saying never check your email on your phone. I’m only saying that for me, my life got much more productive when I stopped. Doing this was one sure way to get me to put my phone down, get some actual work done and simply be present.
How do you make life easier?