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Delivering Time Management for IT Professionals: A Trainer's Manual by Dr. Jan Yager

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E-mail addiction

Being addicted to e-mail, like any addiction, means that your behavior is being controlled by unconscious forces beyond your conscious regulation. If you are checking your e-mail constantly, or every one, five, or ten minutes, or even once an hour, and there is no particular reason for doing so, you may be addicted to e-mail.

Possible causes

Causes for e-mail addiction range from the simple one that you have gotten into a bad habit and need to break out of it to the more complex one that you are constantly seeking external approval and the need to interact with others, and that takes you away from the work at hand, draining your energy, grabbing your time, and ruining your focus.

Potential consequences

E-mail addiction causes you ...

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