We all have that one thing that we love to put off for another day. The laundry, groceries, booking that dentist appointment… something that gets put on hold juuuust for one more day.
For me, that is emails. Something I have put off for way, way longer than a few days.
I have failed 4,330 times. Today, I will start to make that change.
I was looking through my inbox today out of a sudden sense of urgency that I may have missed an email about a pending payment or an update from work. I mean I do glance at it from my smartphone and it is usually a mix of spam and not very important updates from things I have subscribed to. Today, I dug a little deeper and checked the inbox on my laptop, something I should do regularly and would have been better to start a year or two ago.
Among the emails I spotted a lovely email from a fellow blogger. An email of support and appreciation and I felt terrible that I hadn’t replied sooner. We exchanged emails today and I instantly felt better. I really need to take an afternoon out and sort out my inbox.
I also feel this is true for my WordPress comments. Every day before publishing a post I respond to readers comments, usually from my last two or three blog posts. I am averaging 29.2 comments per post in 2018 (mainly through a handful of posts that received lots of engagement, most post have a lot less) and with full time work I spend the first moments of the day ensuring that I have responded to those that have taken the time to comment on my posts. However with 8,633 comments on 1,209 posts, I know for a fact I have missed some here and there since starting the blog back in 2014. I don’t like the thought of this.
So for anyone that I haven’t responded to, I am sorry. It isn’t anything intentional, and please understand that your kind words and feedback of all kinds is truly, truly appreciated. It is the one thing that helps give me inspiration to write everyday and to think of a post for tomorrow. For this reason, I will sort my messy inbox out. I needed a kick up the backside and this is exactly that. A tidy inbox is a tidy mind, and I for sure could benefit greatly from a less cluttered and stressful mind especially if I am responding to those that have kindly taken effort to contact me.
What is your ‘I’ll do it tomorrow instead’ thing? If you know what it is, you are one step closer to perfection. Perfection is impossible, but improvement has endless possibilities.
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