Friday, April 06, 2018

Checking Email: 7 - 11 - 4 - 8

Two men sitting opposite each other and working on their laptops

[Photo by at Unsplash]

Checking email a mere once or twice a day may make a serious dent in your responsiveness.

At the same time, many of us check it far too often and it becomes an ongoing distraction.

I am experimenting with these email check-in times: 

7 - 11 - 4 - 8.

Time is also being set aside daily to file or purge messages.

If you have a system that works well for you, please let me know.


MattR said...

Triage during morning commute

8am / 1pm / 4pm - 30 minutes. Try not to touch anything more than once.
Schedule anything that needs deeper consideration or a longer write.

Michael Wade said...


I like that!