Unhooking from email

Peter White · 2 June 2010

Does this sound familiar?

When you finish one task, you might find yourself opening up your inbox to see what’s waiting. You’re checking email because you’re not sure what to do next – and emails provide a convenient excuse not to think.

How about checking emails because you want something to brighten up your day?

…you log into your email because you’re hoping there’ll be a goodie there for you. It doesn’t matter that there usually isn’t – the randomness of it makes it even more compelling.

The insights into common email practices come from a well-considered blogpost, Why You’re Hooked on Email – And Five Ways to Stop, by Ali Hale. Her points will strike a chord with many, &  her solutions are more thoughtful than most.


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