Monday, August 29, 2016

Take Control of Your Inbox and Tomatoes, Take Control of Your Life

To the best of my knowledge, there isn't a self-help book titled Take Control of Your Inbox and Tomatoes, Take Control of Your Life, but I think, after having conquered both this past weekend, I'm onto something.

I'm more at peace now that my bowls of ripe tomatoes have been transformed into quarts of tomato basil sauce.  (I think I've earned bonus points since I not only enjoyed the sauce this weekend, but also portioned and froze the rest for later.  Advanced planning!  In one very small subset of life responsibilities -- my tomatoes -- I am ahead!)


As for my inbox?  I carved out time to scour my work and personal email accounts: responding, filing, deleting, and -- my all-time favorite -- unsubscribing.  I'll spare you the screenshot of a nearly empty inbox, but let me tell you this: it's beautiful. 

How funny that tackling two relatively inconsequential tasks makes me feel like I'm on top of my game.  Want to feel more in control of your life?  Just knock out your tomatoes.  Or your inbox.  Either will do.

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1 comment:

  1. LOL that's awesome. I do this sometimes too... I feel so accomplished after tackling a couple of tasks (especially if I had been putting them off)! Like the other day I bundled a few letters I wanted to mail and mailed them. Oh my goodness! Did that ever feel good! They had been sitting in various locations in my home for months!

    Thanks for sharing the conquering of tomatoes and email.
    xoxo

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