Stressed-out from too much sending and replying, writer Katie Goodman did what the rest of us only dream of: She quit email cold turkey for 30 days. Weeks later, she was a new (and much improved) woman. That said, we know work emails can be inescapable. Martha Beck suggests staying afloat the flood of texts, tweets and emails by first examining every item with two questions: 1) Is this task absolutely necessary to keep my life afloat, and 2) Does this task buoy me up emotionally? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, do the deed. If not, do nothing.
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