This is a valuable lesson I picked up a couple years ago.
It started by double checking emails before hitting “send”. It’s made me not only a more effective communicator, my writing has improved and it’s helped me to slow down. So often it seems people feel the need to rapid fire back with responses. This isn’t a healthy or productive way to work or live. When did work become endless emails? If it’s something that can be accomplished with a phone call or walk to another person’s desk, then move yo ass!
If you don’t already I highly suggest getting into this habit.
Don’t just double check your shit with emails, carry this motto throughout all you do. Driving, home projects, your yoga form, the diaper bag, recipes, phone-keys-wallet before you leave your house – even your shit! Make sure it flushed! ;p