Saturday, April 5, 2014

E-mail…More Productive Things to do than to Check…Yet Again

Sometimes I check my e-mail…for the umpteenth time of the day, out of boredom or just for something to do. I’ve tried to become more conscious of how I spend my time, and I’ve found that when I have “something” in mind to do, rather than a mindless task (like checking e-mail), I’m more likely to spend that time productively.


Here are some things to do besides checking e-mail... yet again.

  • Read the chapter of Proverbs that corresponds to the date (today, for example, I’ll read Proverbs 5)
  • Clear out the dishwasher and wipe down the counters
  • Say a prayer for someone you’re concerned about (I keep a prayer journal so I can easily see who I’m concerned about, and why)
  • Clear off the bathroom counter and wipe it down, as well as the mirror
  • Find, address and write a note in an encouraging card for a friend going through a hard time
  • Call my mom for a quick chat
  • Take the dog for a quick walk
  • Lift weights or do a quick cardio workout (a few minutes of exercise several times a day has been found to be just as effective as an extended time of exercise)
  • Update your monthly or weekly calendar
  • Page through a new magazine and enjoy a piece (or two or three!) of chocolate


What will YOU do today instead of checking e-mail…yet again?

I’m also blogging the A to Z Challenge at www.nebraskafamilytimes.blogspot.com
Today’s post is titled “Every Thought” and based on 2 Corinthians 10:5b

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    1. That's one of my favorites too! Thanks for commenting.

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  2. So true. For the very same reason i quit the most popular messenger wassup. I was so obsessed of checking msgs and notifications. Retiring with a magazine is my fav let your hair down activity with a hot of hot cardomom tea.

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    1. Checking too much is an easy habit to get in to! Hot tea sounds like a treat. Thank you for commenting!

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  3. More than checking email, I have a bad habit of getting sucked in by the computer! I can waste more time just sitting and surfing. Your list of other things to do is very relevant to my days too!

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  4. If I don't pay attention I can spend a ridiculous amount of time trying to find something to watch on TV... I try to have a mental list of things to do so I do NOT waste time. Thank you for your comment!

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  5. I hear yah, I am always checking my emails. It's kind of like the fridge, I know there's nothing interesting in there yet it doesn't stop me from checking it now and then in case something positively yummy magically appears.

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    1. In case the refrigerator fairies came and filled it... Thanks for your fun comment!

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