'Stop allowing email to dominate your life. It interrupts your concentration and puts you in a state of constant anticipation. Break the cycle. Disconnect. Treat it like snail mail. Check it once each morning and afternoon. Give yourself time to think.'
Sounds easy and for most people it probably is. For someone who's job is dominated by a large flow of email everyday it's a challenge I have to overcome. I think the last line is enough of a reason to try and achieve it though - time to think. Something I can combine with my tea hobby perhaps.
Time to turn off and tune out for a while. I'm off to give my brain space to be creative.