On New Years Eve I made a resolution. It wasn’t to quit drinking so much coke or to go join a gym, it was something I thought I could achieve within a month. I was so wrong.
That resolution was to reply to all my emails sitting in my inbox. All 200 of them. I did start with good intentions, one afternoon I sat myself down told myself I would not move. Even if a pack of rabid monkeys were chewing my arm off, I would not budge (unless they started to eat away at my brain, that’s never good). After 2 hours I was hungry, headachy and bored. So I gave up, and now 2 month after new years my email has reached 300+. Clearly, I didn’t even make a dent in it during those hungry, headachy 2 hours.
Maybe I’m doing this all wrong, take a home loan for example. If you try to pay off a home loan with a medium amount of money at one time you’ll get no where. But, if you pay it off with small amounts of money at a set time you’ll slowly eat away at the home loan until your debt free.
So let’s do some math. There around 300 email in my inbox right now. I get about 5 emails a day which aren’t that important and I don’t reply to right away, if I reply to at least 15 emails a day I’d be making a 10 email dent in the build up. That’s so long as my email doesn’t increase by 5 daily.
Hmmm. I’ve just realised that during the time it took to write this entry I could have replied to at least 10 emails. Bugger.