As the Steve Miller Band, (or Seal, for those of you in the Space Jam generation) so eloquently said, “Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping, into the future.” He’s right you know, time does keep on slipping, slipping, slipping, into the future and, according to the laws of physics, there is nothing we can do about it.
The problem with time is, no matter how full your to-do list is today, you are given the same 24 hours you were given yesterday. You can’t put in a request for more and you can’t magically stop it with a perfectly placed “time out”, à la Zach Morris.
I can sit here and list off a handful of things that we wish we didn’t have to do every day. But why dwell on the negative when you’re already likely making a big step to pare down that list: Unroll.me. And being the overachievers that we are, we are going to go a step further to help you get back some of that precious time and reallocate it to doing something you enjoy. We call it “U-time”.
Rolling Back Your Time
You’re reading this blog, which means you are at least aware of Unroll.Me. You know about unsubscribing from annoying emails, and collecting the frequently sent ones into a once-daily, easily digestible Rollup. What you may not realize is how this small action can positively affect your time.
Let me explain: receiving emails is no longer fun (remember when it was? Those were good times). It means there is work to be done. The problem is, like Pavlov’s dogs, we’ve been conditioned to shudder at the mere thought of that unholy “ding” of our email accounts.
There are times when we may receive 5, 10, even 15 emails in the span of just a few minutes and all of a sudden a nice trip to the park has turned into an anxiety filled Sunday spent with your nose in your phone. Forget that nonsense! Let Unroll.Me remove those Pavlovian triggers so you can enjoy the U-time you so desperately crave.
Too Much Buzz Leads to an Email Hangover
It is our goal to help each and every one of you remove the stresses involved with email so you aren’t overwhelmed when your pocket buzzes every 17.3 seconds. Come on, no one cares if the gym they were a member of 7 years ago is rolling out a new promotion. If they did, they would have already rejoined as a member, amirite?
In the U-time section of this blog we’re going to post ideas of ways you can better spend your time. No more being a slave to the unnecessary minutiae of daily life. We’ll tackle the areas in our lives that are being taken over by menial, mindless, repetitive tasks. Think: aspects of our daily life that can be streamlined, and mined, for that precious U-time. No matter how much, or little, time it may save you, every additional minute counts. It’s called U-time for a reason. Stand up and take it back. It’s yours!
Until next time -