I love checking my email. Check it in the morning, check it around 1oam, check it at noon, a few more times in the afternoon. Of course it needs to be checked at night.
Just to tempt me a little more my phone “pushes” the new messages to me.
Hold on – let me stop everything I am doing and see who send me an email – it might be important.
Maybe a client needs their pictures taken immediately, or an offer that expires in the next 5 minutes.
WAIT a minute.
- Most emails are not as urgent as people make them out to be – if its urgent people will get a hold of you 😉
- Most emails are NOT important – there I said it. There is plenty spam out there – all needing an urgent response from you or giving you an offer that will not last.
- If you read your emails in the morning most likely you will put your best made plans aside and deal with someone else’s drama first.
- Emails are similar in nature – you can deal with them most effectively at the same time. Don’t shift gears all the time.
So what am I going to do about it all – check it less often and more purposefully 🙂
Let me know what you think.