Does anyone else feel like hibernating? Not sure if it’s the weather or the post-holiday slump but I just want to run home, close the door and avoid contact with outside for a week or two.
I was listening to this week’s episode of The Bitch Bible (definitely don’t listen if you’re sensitive about the F word) and never identified with someone more than her latest rant about needing time alone. She committed to taking an entire week to stop answering emails and phone calls to get her life right. I need that.
One thing I recently did to alleviate unnecessary work stress is turning off my phone email notifications and it’s been a game changer. Thinking I’ll write a whole blog post about it but until then, do it and see how much better you feel. I still check my emails all the time but at least I’m seeing them on my time and not being bombarded with them when I just want to call my mom back.
Not really sure where I’m going with all of this but the whole idea of being so accessible has been on my mind lately. Remember when you had a home answering machine and people called you, left a message and then you decided when you felt like calling them back? I need that social standard to be the norm again.
Maybe it’s because I work for myself or more likely, it’s because I used to have bosses that would lose their ever-loving minds if you didn’t respond within 34 seconds (not even exaggerating… if you didn’t respond with the quickness they tried calling, texting, sending a carrier pigeon or straight hunting you down), but I’ve fallen prey to feeling like I need to respond immediately to everything. Lately I am trying to give significantly less F’s and treat each email or call individually. I mean, yes, sometimes things require an immediate response but 7 out of 10 can wait a couple hours.
I’m probably trying to convince myself to do this more than any of you but thanks for coming along for the ride. And oh, isn’t this leather blazer cute? Not really easy to hide out in but on the days you’re trying to actually stand out, this is the piece your closet is missing.