Simple Wisdom Tip #14: Email

One of the best practices one can adopt is to avoid checking email constantly. It distracts us from other things and hampers one’s ability to get things done. In fact, I just read about a study at London University that found a temporary IQ loss of 10 points in people who constantly checked for email messages during the day. Wow!


My suggestion is to pick a few set times per day to review and process email, say 10 a.m. (not the first thing in the morning), 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Then focus on getting your big projects done. You’ll be much more productive.


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