“Inbox zero” habit, which is keeping email inbox empty, can lower the stress level.
Since, according to the survey result, most of the people feel duty to respond to their emails within 24 hours, going on an inbox diet can help reducing stress.
Generally, people start their days by checking their email inboxes, which is continued until they go to bed. On average, people spend 6 hours per day, 30 hours per week checking their emails. According to the survey asking when they check their emails, 70% of the respondents answered “watching TV,” while 50% answered ‘while on break,’ 43% said ‘while on the phone,’ and 42% said ‘going to the toilet.’
To reduce stress from files of unchecked emails, you can try the following:
1. Not responding to the email each time, but setting certain time of the day to write the responds.
2. Turning off the email alarm on the phone.
3. Setting unwanted emails as spam emails.
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Translated by Heewon Kim