*Note, all new weekly concepts in this section 'build' off of each other. Continue to do the ideas presented in the weeks before.
Email and internet are time traps. It’s too easy to start following links that people send you or things that are interesting to you (but not necessary). Before you know it, you are on the internet for over an hour and your life is none-the-better for it.
- No internet/email after you get home from work.
- Limit weekend internet/email to 15 minutes at lunch and 15 minutes in the evening. Skip the evening internet/email session if your life doesn’t depend on it.
1 - Prioritize emails first. If you have time left, surf the net.
2 - Delete emails that friends send you that are just diversionary links to stuff that you know are just ‘hey, this is funny’ – these are big time traps that don’t enhance your life.
3 - Automatically delete emails from people that just ‘forward’ links from others.
4 - Set a timer if needed to keep yourself in check
READING ASSIGNMENT: Start reading the 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch. This book is indispensible in getting rid of things that don’t really enhance your life.