Are you wasting your 1440 minutes a day? What are your daily stuffing habits? Time Suckers in your life? Is everyone addicted to FOMO (fear of missing out) or ATD (Addicted to Distraction)?
By Jaye McElroy and Leta Herman | Follow: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
“You get 1440 minutes EVERYDAY!”
“Disconnect to Connect.”
“You have to have a reason to change, and you have to find your reason.”
“We’re in the middle of a time revolution, and I want to lead the revolt.”
- The Time Suckers are everywhere.
- Time is more valuable than anything else. Maybe even love because if you have no time to be with your loved ones, then you don’t have love! It’s about spending time with each other.
- Everyone has the same 24 hours every day.
- FOMO – fear of missing out stops you from doing what’s most important to you.
- Change is work.
- Replacing bad habits with good habits.
- If you want a better life, you have to take action: hence “Inspired Action.”
Are you just passing time because you don’t want to face your life. Are you “Addicted to Distraction?” ADD leads to ATD (Addicted to Distraction)–you’re down the rabbit hole in two seconds. Why are we doing the things we’re doing?
Top Three Time Suckers
- Emails – Techniques and tips to stop letting email run your life
- 6 to 6 rule, no email (reading/writing/or checking) from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. (12 hours)
- Every day for one week unsubscribe to 5 emails
- On your phone, only have family and friends email, not work email or junk email
- Turn off WIFI while doing something else on your computer
- Apps to turn off notices (see below)
- News (real or fake) – reduce or stop entirely
- Social Media
- First person who touches their phone has to pay for dinner
- What did you do with your time before social media?
- Bonus: #4 Binge watching TV–Your weekend time is your most precious time if there’s no time for you during the week.
- Bonus: #5 FOMO – Fear of Missing Out–connect with people in person instead
- What to do with extra TIME:
- Have original thoughts
- Have conversations
- Connect with those around you
- What to do with extra TIME:
Homework / Tips:
- Unsubscribe to 5 junk emails a day for 7 days
- Only have your most important email address on smart phone, your other email addresses can sit on your computer
- No media in the bedroom or bathroom at night (or all electronics including TV)
- Get an alarm clock instead of using phone
- Turn vibrate off on phone (Pavlov’s dog syndrome). You decide when you check your phone
- Ask inner circle to call not text if there is an emergency over night. You can even use an old land line
- 6 to 6 rule (more advanced) 10-12 hours every day of no media
- Use your smart phone for smart things–calling, maps, etc. not for social media, junk emails…
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Mentioned in this mini-episode
- Alchemy Healing Center – helping people live more authentic, happy, meaningful lives everyday
- The Thirteen Ghost Points – an ancient Chinese Medicine treatment for releasing whatever haunts you in your life
- The Nine Stages of Alchemy – take you on a journey of self-cultivation with the goal of helping you truly fly in your life and live your full potential
Time Blocking Apps
- SelfControl – The Self Control App is total lockdown. It works great if you really need to focus with absolutely no interruptions. (For Mac OS only)
- StayFocusd – Chrome Web Store – Block one website or all websites for the time you choose.
- FocusMe – Need more advanced self-control? This app will cost you, but offers a lot more features. We haven’t tried it yet, but it looks great.
- Moment – Unusual approach to monitoring screen time for the whole family. Only works on IOS devices, not computers.
- Peakeep Small Battery Operated Analog Travel Alarm Clock Silent No Ticking
- Peakeep 4″ Twin Bell Alarm Clock
- Marathon CL030053WH Classic Silent Sweep Alarm Clock
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