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Fast Company contributor Stephanie Vozza offers five tips for managing emails so that you can significantly reduce the time you spend on emails. Keeping these tips in mind can help you build good habits but will also require a great deal of determination. getAbstract recommends this article to midlevel managers, procrastinators and those who find themselves compulsively checking emails every few minutes.

About the Author

Stephanie Vozza writes about business and productivity for magazines, websites and companies. She founded the e-commerce platform The Organized Parent and is the author of The Five-Minute Mom’s Club: 105 Tips to Make a Mom’s Life Easier.



For many people, monitoring their inboxes has become not just a habit, but an addiction that can trigger the release of the pleasure hormone dopamine in their brains. Checking email has also become a method of procrastination for people who want to put off doing the more difficult tasks that await them. Of course, many people’s “fear of missing out” also contributes to this productivity-killing habit.

To reduce the amount of time you spend on emails, heed these five tips:

  1. “Put it on the schedule” – Stick to a set schedule for checking...

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