I like to-do lists, but do you know what I like better? NOT-to-do lists! The less to do the better, so I’ll take this advice from 4-Hour Workweek author Tim Ferriss.
9 things you can check off your list that do nothing but impede your business progress, productivity and pleasure in your personal life.
8. Do not carry a cellphone or Crackberry 24/7, seven days a week
Take at least one day off of digital leashes per week. Turn them off or, better still, leave them in the garage or in the car. I do this on at least Saturday, and I recommend you leave the phone at home if you go out for dinner. So what if you return a phone call an hour later or the next morning? As one reader put it to a miffed co-worker who worked 24/7 and expected the same: “I’m not the president of the US. No one should need me at 8pm at night. OK—you didn’t get a hold of me. But what bad happened?” The answer? Nothing.
I particularly agree with this one. Must I be available 24/7 just because technology allows me to? What have you been removing from your lists lately?
The Not-To-Do List: 9 Habits to Stop Now – [TimFerriss]