How To (NOT) Check Email Over The Holidays

Will you check emails during this Christmas/New Year period?

Why?

This is supposed to be family time and the time extended families tend to get together. Make the most of it without being distracted by beeps and alerts of work emails. You know how it goes; you check emails, you look, now your distracted, you check up on it and it balloons until your in the back room hammering out some reply with multiple recipients – you don’t want that at this time of year. Focus instead on your family, extended family, friends and associates. Relax or play hard, but get away from work for a while!

Moving Away From Email

In fact it seems there is a recent movement to minimize the effect of too much email, and even to eliminate emails. Volkswagen announced today that their employees in Germany will no longer receive company emails 30 minutes after their shift ends and they won’t start up again until 30 minutes before work under a union agreement, the BBC reported Friday. And the French technology giant Atos CEO Thierry Breton, said internal emails were “wasting the lives” of employees and the company would ban them in 2014.

Can you step away from checking emails for a period of time? If you really think about it you probably can. If it was really important then you’d get a phone call, not an email anyway.

Ways To NOT Check Emails

Here’s some suggestions to help you extract yourself from work for a period of time and enjoy the moment of where you are.

About the Author

technicalguy
Guy is an experienced technician and technical writer, owner of Foreverwarm.com, and wine aficionado. He writes for multiple blogs while managing IT support, web hosting, and cloud backup companies.

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