Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Don’t Read Email First Thing In The Morning

“Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it.” – – Richard Whately

You know it’s true. If you arrive at the office, get your cup of coffee and then sit down at the computer and begin reading emails, an hour will fly by before you even realize it.

I read something in a magazine recently… just a little tip to get more work done: Schedule e-mail checking blocks – – two 45-minute chunks per day. The constant checking of email and social media is the number one enemy of productivity. Yes, it is a tough habit to break.

A8AAE8C9FFLike most of you, I get a lot of email. However, when I tried NOT checking email so often (3 times per day), I began to be extremely more productive.

Here is a great article (a quick read) from Sid Savara – 7 Reasons You Should Never Check Email First Thing In The Morning.

I like the #1 Reason – Ignorance Is Bliss…Fully Productive – – When it comes to email, ignorance is bliss. That’s why if you’ve got something you want to make progress on, I have these 4 words for you: Don’t check your email.

Reason #2 – It’s Not Your Todo List – – Do you know what is most important for you to work on? Do you know the first thing you want to do this morning? Then go ahead and do it! On the other hand, by checking email, you risk doing what someone else wants you to do….

Follow the link above to read more about #1, #2 and reasons #3 thru #7.

Maybe the first thing you want to do in the morning is read this blog… Oh, yeah!

  • "Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal."
  • Henry Ford

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