the black hole of email
I had dinner with some friends tonight, and we were talking about time management. That may sound strange - well, it's mainly because I brought up the subject because I've been struggling so much with it. One of the people there was a novelist who worked out of his home. I asked him about his work day and how he scheduled it. He said that he checks email twice a day - in the morning and in the afternoon. Another woman at the table said she checks hers just once a day.
I think that one of the reasons I have so much trouble getting stuff done - even simple stuff like getting out of the apartment in the morning - is because I check email constantly. I'm turning off the automatic checker, and starting tomorrow I'm going to check email just twice a day.
One of my time management books says not to check email at all in the morning, but I don't think I can bring myself not to do that.
Does anyone else here lose hours and hours of their life in email?