Lately I’ve been feeling really pissed off and frustrated. I’m a consultant and juggling multiple projects at once is something I’m used to. But with all the time I spend answering e-mails and responding to comments and social media posts, it’s hard to get things done.
Yeah, it’s my fault. The fact is, I allow the interruptions. If I see an e-mail in the box, I cannot stop myself from responding RIGHT NOW. Until today.
I have created a weekly schedule. From now on, I will:
- Check my Twitter and Facebook feeds for no more than 20 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes at the end of the day.
- Stick to a scheduled time to work on blog posts.
- Check my e-mail no more than four times a day. If I have to send an e-mail and see someone’s e-mail waiting for me, I will not respond until the appointed hour.