If you’re like most professionals, you get more emails in a day than you really know what to do with. It is easy to get lost or consumed by all these communications, so much so that other work won’t actually get done. Something I like to do is to have email-free time. Don’t look at it, don’t respond to it, just do what you need to get done. Instead, set up a specified time to review and respond to emails, such as the last ten minutes of an hour. Set expectations as well, and tell your coworkers to call you when an immediate response is needed.
Can you avoid the email temptation? Let me know how it goes!