We know that our brains work best when they are fresh and rested. We know that we are our most creative, most effective, and most resourceful when there are no distractions. So why do we spend our most precious resource on the thing that matters the least?
Over the past 6 months that I have been speaking about my book Rewired, I ask people to make commitments for how they will unplug from technology and what they will do to rewire for greater results. And repeatedly – people are wanting to say not to checking email in the morning.
A few interesting facts:
- 2/3 of American’s report checking email before getting out of bed.
- The best time to send a message and ensure that it gets read is 7am.
Willpower is finite. The more we resist the temptation to check email, the less will power we have to resist the pint of Ben & Jerry’s.
I want to hear from you:
- What have you done to resist checking email? (and what works?)
- What would you be willing to do to limit that temptation?