Benefits of habit “Reduce email checking”

✓ Maintains professional appearance
✓ Helps develop time management skills
✓ Helps schedule the day ahead
✓ Reduces stress
✓ Increases productivity

First step:

Count your email checks today


1. Start by counting how many times per day you check your email.
2. When you have a number, today, reduce it by 1 check.
3. Tomorrow, reduce it by 2 checks.
4, Keep it up until you check your email regularly, but no more than 2 times per day.

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Same time is key. Like with any habit, to reduce one that’s too much, the action must be done at the same time. With email, we recommend starting with mornings, as it will contribute to your day planning.
✓ Trigger your mind. Put an empty envelope at your desk so it would constantly remind you of digital letters not going anywhere.
✓ Let the app help. Set the reminder in this app to remind you when the time comes to stop checking your email.
Reward yourself. Once you’ve reduced your email checks by half, reward yourself by booking a place at the restaurant you always wanted to go to…by calling! Use the newly acquired time for other methods of communication!

Tips for beginners:

✓ No sound. You may want to turn off the sound notifications on your phone for email so you wouldn’t be bothered by it too much.
✓ Less spam. If you’re spending too much time checking emails because it’s riddled with spam and unwanted mails, dedicate time to unsubscribe to unwanted newsletters and promotions. It will clear up your inbox and make the whole experience much more enjoyable.
✓ Professionalism. Even though your email is meant for work and to show your professionalism, do not let it overtake your life. Unless an email is marked urgent, 90% of the time it can wait.