Control your Cell Phone and Simplify your Life
Sunday - February06 , 2011 Filed in: Spirit
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Simplifying your life doesn’t necessarily mean doing without. The philosophy of today’s simplicity movement is not to live without possessions or to live in frugality, but to slow down and live a more balanced, deliberate, and thoughtful life. And research shows it is a healthier life as well.
Simplifying your life doesn’t mean you have to ditch the cell phone, pager, e-mail, instant messaging, voice mail, call forwarding and so on. But it does mean establishing clear boundaries:
- Turn off your cell phone when you shouldn’t be interrupted
- Don’t take a cell phone to an appointment or when you are focusing on someone else.
- Don’t give out your cell phone number. Use it only for outgoing calls.
- Screen calls by using caller ID.
- Use the “delete” option - early and often
- Maintain your commitment to work-free vacations
- Let voice mail or the answering machine take your calls.
- On your voice mail greeting, be clear about when you will and will not be available.