Glen Stansberry at LifeDev is reclaiming his life by managing email addiction better.
In particular, he is not checking his email first thing in the morning or last thing at night anymore:
I figured that if I wanted to be productive during the day, Iâ€™d have to clear out the inbox first. And if I didnâ€™t clear out the inbox at night, Iâ€™d be left with even more email to check in the morning. What started out seemingly as a great plan to control my email and become more productive, quickly turned into making my life more cluttered, unscheduled and less productive.
“If you are like me,” Steve Jobs reminded the faithful during last week’s keynote, “you live in Mail”. Glen is finding more life outside Mail by going cold turkey first and last thing:
By not checking your email at night youâ€™ll find that youâ€™ll get more sleep, and you wonâ€™t really be missing anything too important anyway. And by not checking your email first thing in the morning, youâ€™ll be more productive throughout the day.
[Via Daring Fireball ]
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