Stop Checking Email So Often

As your career mentor, I’m always on the lookout for information that can help you create the life and career success you want and deserve.  Managing your time, life and stress well is an important key to your success.  That’s why this article on how checking email too frequently can cause undue stress caught my eye.

From personal experience I can tell you that I agree with the authors when they say, “Constantly monitoring our inboxes promotes stress without promoting efficiency.  When it comes to checking email, less might be more.”

But the email habit can be a difficult one to break.  You have to work at it.  I now check my email at 8:00, 10:00, 12:00, 2:00, 4:00 and 6:00 — and sometimes before I go to bed.  Getting on this schedule has been difficult for me, and I don’t always stick with it.  But I have found that I am more productive and better able to stick to important tasks by following it.

If you’re an email addict, I suggest you do your best to kick the habit.  You’ll be more productive and less stressed if you do.

Your career mentor,



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