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
Today’s post is titled “Every Thought” and based on 2 Corinthians 10:5b