Runs for Cookies: Late Replies #weightloss #weight #Health #Wellness #Care #Fitness
I’m having a “down” day today–my anxiety has been really bad recently–so I just thought I’d share some wisdom from an old friend, Adam. I saw this on Instagram the other day and it reminded me SO MUCH of me. I am absolutely terrible about getting back to people in a timely manner (if at all), no matter whether it’s texts, emails, phone calls, or comments on social media.
I carry around guilt all the time because I know I have months of emails in my inbox, texts that I’ve been meaning to reply to (I’m the world’s slowest texter, so I usually wait until I’m on my computer and I can text easily from there), and comments that I can remember reading weeks or months ago with the intention of replying. By then, it’s awkwardly late!
Adam and I were very close friends in our teens. He’s always been super smart and driven, and I guess I can’t say that I’m surprised he became pretty famous among the psychology/business world.
Funnily enough, I’ve not read any of his books because they just aren’t the kinds of books that interest me! But I like to read his thoughts on social media–aside from being incredibly smart, he has a lot of wise thoughts as well. Like I said, this one in particular spoke to me:
In a twist of irony, I have an email from Adam in my inbox that’s probably a year and a half old now, and I honest-to-God have planned to reply when I set aside time to focus on a response. (This is what I often tell myself and then I get overwhelmed and procrastinate.) I will just remind him in my reply that it’s quality, not speed, that matters. Hahaha.
I know I’ve said this before, but if you’ve emailed me and I haven’t replied, it’s NOT personal; I literally just get overwhelmed and I have every intention of writing a thoughtful, personal response. It just might take a (long) while. This is something I would love to work on, but it’s overwhelming just to think about where to start!
I’m glad I’m not the only one, though–I searched for memes to lighten this up and found that there are a ton of people who do the same thing I do. Most of the time, I reply to something mentally right when I open it, but then I forget to go back and actually type the reply!
Anyway, I’m going to work on cleaning my house really well today because my friend Shannon is coming over tomorrow–and she hasn’t been here since I remodeled the whole thing. It needs a good cleaning!
#Runs #Cookies #Late #Replies