Curing that email addiction

From’s 12 steps to curing an e-mail addiction:

Alcoholics have one, and so do drug abusers. Now people addicted to e-mail also have a 12-step program designed to tackle their obsession.

An executive coach in Pennsylvania has devised a plan to teach people how to manage the electronic tool, which some users say can be as much an intrusive waste of time as it is fast-paced and efficient.

Here are a couple of steps from the 12-step program:

Make broad headings for your filing system so that you have to spend less time looking for filed material.

Deal immediately with any e-mail that can be handled in two minutes or less but create a file for mails that will take longer.

These two are GTD-esque. Read the piece even if you don’t consider yourself an email addict, because you’ll get ideas on how to reduce the time spent on email.


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