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Stress Reduction - emails, etc

Dear all

I have decided to commit to reading emails at least once per day assuming that I am "in my office", i.e. not on holiday. This will usually happen first thing in the morning so any emails you send during the day may only be read the next work day morning. My automatic requests for emails to be delivered every 15 minutes have therefore been switched off.

The reasons I have made this decision are:
1) to keep my stress levels down;
2) to limit interruptions.

I have been trying this for the past week and it has been working wonders. One of the things I have noticed is that I now have mini-meditations and tea breaks! For example, in the past, when I was waiting for the computer to do something, or if I needed a break, I would read emails. This often messed up my concentration - and actually didn't speed up my work. It meant my mind was always "active" and never had a break.

IMHO, interruptions from phone, cell phones, Skype, Facebook, emails, etc, are the ba…