Company offers tips for email addicts among us

Greg Kratz
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  • "Pinpoint your top priorities." Welch suggests that you take 15 minutes at the start of your day to identify your most critical tasks and create a prioritized to-do list.
  • "Don't let email own you." Instead, give yourself a set amount of time for email review each morning, and then proceed to other tasks. "Also, don't feel compelled to open and respond to every message the instant it arrives," Welch writes. I must confess that will be a tough one for me.
  • "Be mindful of digital distractions." This means you should only spend a few minutes each morning scanning the latest headlines or checking in on Facebook, Twitter or other social media.
  • "Focus on one thing at a time." Welch writes that everyone has to multitask to some degree, but a project will go better if you give it your full attention.
  • "Declutter daily." She suggests that you take a few minutes at the end of each day to "tidy up your physical workspace and digital desktop." I do this, and I think it's a great way to end a day and prepare for what's coming tomorrow.