Shortcuts: Break the Email Addiction

Do you respond to the “ping” of incoming e-mail the way Paris Hilton responds to a camera? Although it may be tempting to check your e-mail every few minutes—don’t. Dropping everything to see who or what might need your attention disrupts concentration, shortens your attention span, and is inefficient.

The solution is moderation. Avoid logging on first thing in the morning. Instead, use the early hours to tackle projects that require focus. Then check e-mail only during three or four defined times of the day. Kick your e-mail habit and watch your productivity skyrocket!

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