On Tuesday I asked you to keep score of how many times a day you checked your email versus how many “emergency” emails you received.
Email is not designed for emergency communications, and when we choose to use it as such, we suffer the consequences. Constantly attending to our email destroys our ability to focus on the more meaningful work of helping people to grow.
Are there other options?
If it was a “real” emergency, if someone’s life was in danger, how would we communicate?
If someone’s life isn’t in danger, then is it really an emergency?
We live in a world that does everything possible to make us feel frenzied:
But how much of what we have become accustomed to thinking is an emergency is an actual emergency?
I hope you find time to walk in the woods this weekend.