How often do you check your email inbox? For most people this happens ten times and more. Especially for those of us who work in the online world, always keeping an eye on the mailbox, don’t we? After all, we usually communicate with and about it therefore, making it very important. But there are also some negative sides to email. If we look too often in the mailbox, we are constantly torn out of work and lose valuable time in which we could do with a lot of.
Studies show that each interruption of your daily work not only costs the time of the interruption itself, but can also be counted up to 20 minutes on top, until you can again fully devote yourself to the actual activity which during this time it is not uncommon for the next interruptions to occur. “Only evenly checking mails” costs correctly much more time and thus also money. It would be better if the mails were retrieved only two to three times a day. But there is this habit of calling up the mailbox again and again, which makes it difficult for us to get used to it. With the tool Adios this conversion can become much easier – if you use Gmail or the GSuite for the mails. Then the tool ensures that the mails are only delivered three times a day. The rest of the time there is yawning emptiness in the inbox.
Should we only read emails three times a day? Many consider this impossible and still think they have to react immediately to every incoming mail. Experience shows, however, that this is really not necessary. If something is really important for survival, it probably won’t come by mail or the sender will contact you in another way if he doesn’t receive a reaction and everything else can confidently wait a few hours. Okay, the most important customer or your boss may not be kept waiting, but in *Adios* rules can be defined, which always deliver the mail from certain senders immediately. The tool, which works with the Google products, collects the mails via a third-party client via Imap and then stores them in the mailbox with an invisible label that controls the display at certain times. The provider ensures that the content of the mails is not accessed.
The setup of the tool is quick and easy – and it’s free of charge. So there’s no reason why you shouldn’t try it out over the holidays and see if you can free yourself from the compulsion to always be available by e-mail and, above all, react immediately. With time it becomes quite normal to open the mailbox less and less and a tool for support is then no longer necessary.