I’m complete guilty of NOT liking to answer my personal cell, return emails or go through my mail, but I am also one of those overly organized people (at times) where I will create a TO DO list that is separated into “today, tomorrow, this week, this month, soon, eventually”. And I’ve noticed that sometimes something unimportant like washing your car or less pressing like canceling an appointment because you know they will call to remind you, ends up taking priority.
So I ran a little experiment. Make only 4 lists; urgent and important, urgent but not important, not urgent but important and not urgent or important. In addition, I’ve decided to answer my cell when it rings, return voice mails immediately (IF it falls into the urgent or important category) and have set email checking times and answer them according to their level of importance and urgency.
It’s amazing what you “don’t have to remember or jot down”. You can cancel appointments when it’s time to cancel, you can solve problems when they are pertinent and you feel less stressed about “what has to happen” because you know exactly what has to happen and what the consequences are.
Ideally, this allows you to flow more with the pace of life and relax into the ever intuitive knowing of the universe.