Mental Health,  Personal

Inbox Zero

I think in February, there is one thing I would really like to achieve. I would like to get to “inbox zero.” For those who don’t use that term, it’s just what it sounds like. Inbox Zero is the point where you have nothing sitting waiting for your attention.

I think I last reached that point some time in 2017 when I wanted to have a big detox and in the digital age it’s not just about detoxing your body but also your mind. And your workload. Right now, I have things in my inbox waiting to be dealt with and they’ve been there for quite some time. For example, I have an email from an indie filmmaker named Alexia Anastasio who wanted me to feature her crowdfunding project. I never quite got round to that, although it seemed like something I would really want to get involved with. I’ll feature her soon, just to give her a name check. I have no idea if she needs publicity or not.

I also have an email following up from a meeting I had last autumn from a local wig maker who needs help getting her natural hair wig business off the ground. She needs donations, funding and all sorts of publicity and I really, really wanted to help. I just had too much of my own shit going on. I’m writing that next week. Promise.

So, if Rock Paper Spirit gets a little bit random in the next few weeks, I apologise, but it’s the result of me clearing out the old to make room for the new.

As for other February goals, I really want to continue writing daily blogs. I’m finding them therapeutic and I know I’m turning into just another personal blogger who is polluting the web with things that don’t interest anyone and aren’t useful, but give me time. I need to get the momentum going again and then I’ll write things that are of more use. Also, I kinda feel like blogs need more heart and personality. I, for one, am sick of reading professional blogs that are wordy for the sake of being higher in Google’s rankings and make no sense because they’re just a bunch of keywords thrown together.

Which brings me to my next point. I have cut ties with Fat Joe, the company who were supplying soulless content for my blog in the last quarter of last year. I am sorry. I needed the money and still do. But not so much that I’m going to accept £10 for shit content that makes no sense, gets no hits and is just a back-link for a company I have no affiliation with. At some point in the future, I’ll write a post about my experiences with this company. I’ll have to check the legalities.

Also coming soon:

  • A new name and URL for this site
  • News about the events I’m planning to attend this year
  • Leger’s Valentine Release
  • More reviews of books, beauty products and other things I am loving right now

What are your goals for February?


One Comment

  • David Millar

    Thank you for your interesting daily blogs, Lacey 🙂
    Sounds like you maybe have just about the right volume of inbox material for one month. Good that you cut ties with Fat Joe. Look at it as a sort of digital cleaning!
    For February, I mean to get myself fit and well rested as I’m now retired 7 months and feel as if I was healthier and fitter when I was in work, even in the last sedentary job I retired from.
    Local good causes are always a noble motivation as long as you limit yourself to the number of good deeds in any one month.
    Oh.. and most men I know nowadays are unable to supply donations for the local wig maker I’m afraid!

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