There are enough distractions to keep you from accomplishing what’s required of you daily without being other people’s “She’ll save me!” booty call. 

It doesn’t matter if you’re doing something totally fun and relaxing for yourself or if you’re in work mode. Don’t let yourself be interrupted.

It’s stressful to be interrupted frequently by a person who is in panic mode, or stress mode. Sure, you may want to help and there are times you can help, but not today. At least, not at this moment.

In the long run, if you keep allowing it to happen, you’ll start to get resentful and not even want to answer your phone when their names pop up on your phone screen.

There’s a difference between occasional calls for help and frequent calls for help.

The #1 thing you can do to teach other’s that you aren’t their “save-my-booty” call, who frequently changes their plans to accomodate them is to turn off your phone. If that’s too hard for you, then put your phone in one location and leave it there. YOU GO TO IT WHEN YOU HAVE TIME to focus on others.

Think about this. Really consider what I’m saying… hardly anything about a phone is about you. It’s about others.

Now, if you have a child that is still totally dependent on you, then sure, you are their “save my booty” call, but as they grow up, they’ll become less and less dependent on you. And you can give them special ring tones or special instructions like sending a text: EMERGENCY. Make sure you explain to them the difference of what constitutes an emergency and what constitutes “you’re just panicking” moments.

Try this out for a day. Go put your phone far away from you. Check in every once in a while, but resist saving anyone’s booty until you’re ready for part of your day to be hi-jacked.