2. How to Spend Less Time on E-Mail
It is too hard to resist checking your e-mail messages throughout the day. Do it less frequently. You know you can get rid of this habit. Even if checking your e-mail box takes you a minute or two, you will usually need another 20 minutes or more to get back to work and concentrate on what you were previously doing. Multitasking is harmful since it makes your brain release cortisol – the hormone that is responsible for memory loss and stress. To avoid the problem, inactivate alerts and process e-mail twice or three times a day.