February 2

PLEASE Do Not Answer If Too Busy

There are many things in life that can annoy the heck out of us -- some on universally annoying and others are just our personal quirks.

With that said, we all need to make sure we are mindful (even when our minds are full!!) not to let the small annoyances in our days get too much of our attention or time.  After something annoys us, take a deep breath and move on -- most of them are never worth stealing an ounce more of our energies, time or attention than a brief few seconds!

So this particular video shown above is my very first GMG YouTube Short.  It's about my annoyance when I call some one, they take my call, but immediately start telling me how very busy, tired, whatever they are....no hello, no "Thanks for calling".....just rants about their busyness.

I care -- I really do...but if you're that busy, why in the heck accept a call???? 

That's why we have DND/Focus buttons on our mobile phones and devices....let's pleeeeeze use them and when we opt to pick up a call, let's commit to resetting our total attention to it!  If we're too busy, but want to personally acknowledge someone's call, that is a nice thing to do too....But!...after a friendly greeting, immediately let the caller know that you need to talk at a different time or that you only have 2 minutes at the present.....usually there's no need to tell them WHY we're too busy...depends on whose calling, right?

The points are:

  • to use our DND options wisely when helpful in the midst of our busy days; and
  • to have a plan for controlling the duration of the call in a respectful, efficient way.

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me on NBJConsulting.com and please take another minute or two to share some of the annoyances in your world in the comments below.   Also, to see other annoyances I've written about in the Gets My Goat section, please click here.  
Be well and hopefully, a bit more de-annoyed 🤠 thanks to deep breathing, mindfulness and moving on from life's little aggravators....AND, of course, a good plan in place for how we more thoughtfully act vs react to these things!🌻


quality of life, stress management

About the author 

Nancy Byerly Jones

Nancy Byerly Jones and her husband reside on their mountainside ranch (“Little Hee Haw Farm”) with an energetic “family” of horses, donkeys (large and miniature), dogs and cats. Their favorite pastime is sharing the joy and fun of their animals and ranch life with their family, friends and clients.

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