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Why I Stopped Checking Emails In The Morning

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Hey loves! I have been making some personal changes in my life to try to be more productive. In doing so I have been seeking out different books about my goals and different things that I am looking to accomplish.

I’m not sure why but it never entered into my mind to to look for books before but I read in the scriptures that Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge”. A light bulb went off. I’m ignorant of how to improve because I haven’t sought out the knowledge. Where is knowledge located? In BOOKS!

I really used to scoff at personal development books but I am so glad that I changed that. I don’t always have time to read so I have decided to go the audiobook route. I can listen to them in my car, in my house, when i’m cleaning up, or even when I’m standing in the check out lines! Audiobooks are the truth!

A lot of these books suggest NOT checking emails and social media until after a set time. We really don’t realize how much time we waste just surfing it. One day I looked up and 3 hours had passed from me jumping in between Twitter and Facebook.

I was like …

I IMMEDIATELY knew I had to make some changes. So here are a few of the books that I have been listening too

Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less

Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind

It’s not to overwhelming and its helping me to make small changes that are making a significant difference. This is day 3 for me.

Check out my day 2 video below.

If you made any changes in your life lately? What kind? Do you read personal development books? Let me know in the comment section!

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  1. I’ve found quite a few self-help books, but haven’t had time to start reading them. I have made some minor changes to my daily routine, and that involves writing a little more than what I used to. I spend at least five minutes writing each day. To me, that is a tremendous step forward 😛

  2. I certainly need a social media/phone DETOX!!!!!! I had a mini one when I was in New Zealand/Australia because the WiFi was AWFUL but I could always use another! ha ah!

    1. Honestly i could to but because this is my work, i will settle for the “no checking in before 12” deal

  3. This is such a great idea! So hard to do though haha congrats 🙂

  4. Smart Curves says:

    I know I need to plan my time better on Facebook and Twitter. Will start today!

  5. I love this idea. I think I will start next week. I can easily spend more than three hours on social media.

  6. This is a great idea. I find myself surfing social media and noticed all the time I have wasted. The only time I don’t really be on social media is when I’m on vacation.

    I need to start reading self delveopment books too.

  7. YES! First of all it is amazing how the Bible is the ultimate self improvement book. I tell you! Secondly, I have been thinking long and hard about how I manage my days. I am not doing a great job at all and the truth is I waste a lot of time on social media and other things. On the days I decide to ignore anything not family or business related, I am so much more accomplished and I also feel great. Definitely going to get myself together.

  8. First off I like the candid videos. Thanks for sharing. I realized that I have to unplug often because checking social media and emails can be so addicting. I actually purchased the book Manage Your Day To Day – and you’re right many books mention how you should not check social media and emails before a certain time. Check out the book The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod it’s all about creating morning routines and setting the tone for your day. It’s a great read!

    1. I actually have this on my audible wish list! I can’t wait to purchase it and read it! Thanks for the suggesting! I have heard a lot of people talking about this so that must mean i need to try it out lol

  9. The morning is usually the best time for me to respond to emails. Once my day gets started I’m usually so busy that I can’t really sit down to craft a good response. I love your candid video though.

  10. The first thing I do when I roll out of bed is turn on my laptop and open up my mail. I find myself missing breakfast because I’m always going through all my emails and whatnot. I definitely need to make some changes.

  11. Great concept! Good luck with your endeavor. Two suggestions for audiobooks: A Complaint Free World by Will Bowen & The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale. I listen to them on my commute in the morning. You will love both books!

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