Tip 8: Stop Letting Email Rule Your Workday

by Annie

in Fall Into Productivity

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This is a post in Pajama Productivity’s first (hopefully) annual “Fall Into Productivity” month. (Clever wordplay, right? The llamas came up with that.) All month long in October 2016, we’ll be publishing lovely autumnal graphics with a fresh productivity tip each and every day. You can catch all the fall fun right here on the PJP blog, on our PJP Facebook page, or on Twitter @pjproductivity – use the #FallIntoProductivity hashtag to find all posts.

It’s the start of a new week, and a new focus for Fall Into Productivity month here on Pajama Productivity.

This week’s tips are all about the love/hate relationship we all have with … EMAIL.

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And the first tip is the biggest, most crucial … and the hardest:

Turn off all your email notifications.

Instead, check email only at certain times of day (which we’ll talk about later in the week).

Yes, this is hard. Yes, it’s really non-negotiable if you wanna wrest your sanity back and let email return to what it is by nature — a helpful mode of communication — instead of what it’s become — the digital monster that’s taken over our lives.

Need some help? I’ve got instructions for the major apps right here.

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