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Are You Obsessed With Email?

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

In this ever-changing world of technology, we are all undoubtedly becoming more and more addicted to instant everything. Unfortunately, in the race to keep up some of us have fallen victim to an email obsession.

Everyone has a few habits that we need to break, but our obsession with checking emails can often affect our productivity.

How often do you sit there and click refresh (or “send/receive”) over and over again? Do you send an email and expect a response within moments, regardless of how long it might take us to respond to the same email?

The other way this ugly obsession rears its head in our lives is late at night. Just before we let our head rest on the pillow, we have to check our email “one last time.”

It's time to break the cycle and stop letting emails affect your daily output.

Try checking your email at set times. If you are in a fast-paced industry, this could be every hour. If you operate in a more relaxed industry, you could check first thing in the morning, the middle of the day, the middle of the afternoon and before you leave for the evening.

Many of these emails aren’t as urgent as we may think. Just say NO...