In today’s world there is more and more that leads to overwhelm: we are accessible 24/7 through our mobile phones and email. Not only that, we have come to treat most (or all) of our emails and phone calls as ‘must respond’ items. Because we can access them on all of our mobile devices, it has also an immediate effect, which, if you’re like me, stores as “I need to” or “I still have to” thoughts.
This leads to overwhelm. Modern day overwhelm. Here is the way out:
Take Control of Your Inbox
Be in Charge of Your Mobile Phone [Tweet “When have you last left your phone ringing without picking it up?”]
Remember the days when you received mail in the good old days, which required you to walk to the front door, for most outside the house, opened the letter box which was filled only once per weekday and, if like me, were looking forward to many personal real letters and some bills? Then there was some unsolicited mail, which in most cases was stopped by applying a sticker to your letterbox.
Nowadays you receive mail at any hour of any day, requested or not. If you have a good spam filter, it sorts with more or less accuracy the unsolicited mail. It still doesn’t help those who find your email address on your website and add you to their mailing list without your permission. [Read more…] about Why Taking Measures Against Phone and Email Overwhelm Is Vital