If you sit at a computer for most of the day, it’s tempting to constantly check your email to see what’s new. But that’s a time management disaster if you’re trying to make progress in your business. Resist the temptation. Here are a couple of tips to help you get that time eating monster under control.
- Turn off email notification (like the beep or pop up screen). It’s just like a ringing phone that demands to be answered. Even in the instant world that exists today, email can wait.
- Establish a schedule for checking and responding to emails (this works for phone calls and voice mail too). Put it in your daily schedule and treat the time like an important meeting. Your clients and customers will get “trained” on your response method and you’ll be a lot better off.
What about you? Do you have any tips to share on managing email? Tell me about them by leaving a comment.