Tips for Ending a Toxic Relationship With Your Email

Something has to give …

A large chunk of my day is spent in senseless distraction—hours of time plodding through an endless stream of email brimming with meaningless rhetoric from unwanted visitors. Admittedly, I’ve become a slave to the click of my mouse—the all-too-easy access impossible to ignore. And with my concentration diverted to the familiar Outlook screen, my attention is drawn to a living nightmare of newly-arrived messages.

It’s overwhelming.

Scanning the continuous input scatters my focus—my brain splintering in a dozen confusing directions until I manage to delete some small portion of incoming debris. But it’s only a temporary fix, the evicted email now residing in a trash folder waiting for more of my attention—and begging for one more chance before being banished to the cornfield.

I realized the wasted time is irretrievable.

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In health & happiness,

Jill Reid

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