This from Codie Sanchez:
Each day the average person gets:
• 41 texts
• 100 emails
• 5 calls
If responding to each takes an average of 3 minutes…
That’s 7 hours a day.
Yeah yeah yeah, give or take the three minutes number, but still – each one of those things is a distraction from what you’re doing.
So while it might not take 3 minutes to answer one text, I bet having that phone in your hand leads to checking out Instagram, or scrolling through Google News for 10 minutes.
We’re all too available, too often, and much time is given to being distracted instead of doing work.
Partly why I’m so glad I’m a freelancer and have nearly zero meetings every week.