No is a very important and powerful word. In a world where we are so accessible through phones, emails, and social media we are receiving so many requests for our attention. We get added to mailing lists, we join groups, and get thrown on every calling list companies can get away with. We are flooded with contacts wanting to sell us something, attend this or that, and have an ever-growing inbox that will never hit zero.
All the junk, telemarketers, and nonstop posting on social media can be extremely time consuming. How many times are those emails, calls, texts, or posts really worth our time and attention? I'd guess rarely. I'd guess we would save an immense amount of time, allowing us to focus on family and work that matters, by limiting our accessibility.
Many people find success only checking their emails at certain times (or better yet, have an assistant check it and only bring you the important messages). This ranges from one time per day to one time a week. By constantly having your email notifications distract you, you severely limit your ability to focus and be productive.
The same can be said with social media notifications. With the amount of activity on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. it is so easy to get mindlessly lost for an hour. Do yourself a favor and turn off notifications.
When a random phone number calls you, ignore it. Ninety-nine percent of the time it is a useless call that will waste a minute of your life and possibly frustrate you. If it is important they will leave a voicemail.
Time is one thing we can get more of. Do your best to make every minute count.
We are Amber and Jordan Kirbey. We are excited to share our experiences and ideas with you!