Law Practice Tip #349
August 3, 2015

Don't start your day automatically checking all your email

Since you are at your freshest and your brain most alert at the beginning of your work day it's best to start your day with important, top priority, or high value client work. Start your day by deciding what is most important rather than automatically letting your email dictate your day. Being proactive with your email will help you feel more in control and reduce stress, thereby helping your brain function even better to deal with the demands of your day.

Give yourself permission to start your day with top priority work (which might include a key email or two) by informing clients, associates, and partners what your email plan is. For example: You don't check all your email until 10:00 am and then again at 2 pm and 5 pm each day.

What will help you change your habit of automatically checking all your email at the start of your day?

This email Tip was inspired from the book Work Simply: Embracing the Power of your Personal Productivity Style by Carson Tate.

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