I had a bit of a eureka moment today when I checked my inbox to find 40+ pointless Black Friday offers from companies I never use. No, I don’t want 20% off or 3 for 2s on: Dyson vacuum parts, holidays to places I loathe, cosmetics that bring me out in hives, pine furniture, double-glazing, exterior paint, flowers, canapes, business cards, chocolate… OK, maybe I’ll make an exception for chocolate.
Then I realised I could turn a pain into a pleasure, and use today as a day to Block and Unsubscribe from all the traders and companies I’ll never use again. Bingo! More time for friends and family and creative thinking: less time fielding spam.
Make today Block Friday and strike a blow for your offline life.