I took this photo at Grand Central Station before hopping on a train to spend the weekend in Nantucket.
One week down and 3 to go! If you haven't already, you can read about my 30 day challenge HERE.
Here's the breakdown from my 1st week of my 30 Day Challenge of not checking my email until 3PM each day.
1) I am in a much better mood each morning.
Because I know longer start my day of overwhelmed by what everyone else needs from me I have enjoyed much more positive and peacefully focused mornings. I am able to really prioritize my projects and have even started to work out on a more regular basis.
2) It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.
I was out with friends on the 4th of July and announced at 3:30PM "Oooh! I can check my email now!"
After explaining my 30 day challenge to the group, everyone told me that they could NEVER do what I'm doing. They shared how their phone is the first thing in their hand each morning and the last thing they check each night. It struck me as funny, because I was the same way just a few days earlier and yet it was surprisingly easy to adapt my new schedule. In fact, some days I was wrapped up in other things and didn't even realize when the clock struck 3.
Shh!! Don't tell anyone, but I actually don't even really miss checking it!
3) Each day, I was SHOCKED by not only how few emails I really get, but how few of them were actually IMPORTANT.
When I am freely checking my email throughout the day, it seems like I get SO.MANY.EMAILS.
When I pulled them all at one time, there really weren't that many and it only took me minutes to filter through all of them. After deleting 70%, delegating 20%, I was only left with a handful of emails that actually required my attention.
So how about all of you who are joining me on this challenge?
Comment below and tell me how your first week went.