I’m guilty of instant gratification, especially when it comes to communication. Today’s world makes communication easy and readily available. Texting, phone calls, emails, you name it. But where do we draw the line, or is there even such a thing?
Recently, I was in a business meeting and someone said “oh, I almost texted your husband but I realized it’s your weekend.” Wait, what? That’s a thing?
As a business owner, there is no line. I get phone calls, emails and texts ALL DAY, EVERY DAY. Literally, no day off. What if we really did give people the weekend off? What if we collectively agreed to communicate during business hours only?
I know many people will say, “you signed up for this.” And you’re right, I did! But it wasn’t until the idea came up that I thought, what a wonderful world it would be?
This past weekend, as I was getting ready for my sister’s wedding, the texts and phone calls just kept coming. I responded, as I normally do, but when I returned from our family wedding weekend and attended the business meeting, it all hit me at once.
I have since reconsidered picking up the phone, sending an email (even if it’s convenient right when something pops in to my head), or texting someone when I know it’s their personal time. Hopefully one less piece of communication provides some peace and quiet, especially on their weekend.