I recently started a series on Forbes called What I Wish I Knew Last Week. In a world that is changing ever faster, why wait to share what we have learned? The first column was with Randi Zuckerberg. She shared how she has been rethinking her relationship with all things digital. Her children have made her more aware of how much time she spends on her devices she decided to cut back. The first step…resist the urge for a digital splurge first thing in the morning. It just may be the key to a happier day:
I try not check my phone for the first 20 to 30 minutes of the morning. It’s difficult, because it’s on my bed. It’s my alarm clock. It’s so tempting to grab that phone and immediately go into emails and messages. But if that’s the first thing I do: a) It delays me getting out of bed and greeting my children in the morning, and b) It puts me in a funk. It immediately gets me into the weeds and nitty-gritty of things instead of starting off my day fresh, and positive.
That’s a behavior that I’m working to change. There is a study that shows that you’re happier if you don’t check your email for at least 20 minutes in the morning. – Randi Zuckerberg
Randi went on to share some interesting new conversations she has been having with the men in her life, her best negotiation advice and her ongoing mission to give girls and young women more role models,
If we don’t have a world where little girls can see a woman in the White House in real life, then I’m going to create that world, so that girls can see themselves in that position.- Randi Zuckerberg