Checking email three times a day has been a buzzword in the productivity space ever since Tim Ferriss book Four Hour Work Week came out. When I came across this idea of checking email only three times a day, I thought it’s a great technique and decided to give it a chance.
Like many others, I realized very quickly that it’s not working for me. It might be a great option for entrepreneurs, self employed people, bloggers working from beach, writers, musicians etc. but for average 9-5er, it doesn’t work as intended.
I still use this hack on days when I need to get lot of creative work done but it doesn’t work everyday. If you haven’t tried it yet, give it a chance when you have cognitively demanding tasks on your list.
Corporate office is a place full of distractions, regulations and expectations. It’s a place where people send you an email and then they come to your desk to ask you if you saw the email they just sent you. Like really?
So, as a cubicle warriors you and I need a system where we can check email more than three times but still prevent it from stealing most of our time.
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