Checking your email first thing in the morning might be weighing on your productivity, says Forbes.
While it may feel good, it doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.
To boost your productivity and reduce stress, you should consciously decide how you are going to spend your time and allocate your energy. If you start your day by checking your email, you’d be unable to do that.
Rushing to open your inbox as soon as you wake up will put you in a ‘reactive mode’, leading you to prioritize others’ emergencies and requests over yours.
To control this habit, you first need to step back and think how is checking your email first thing in the morning serving you. And then simply force yourself to stop, until it feels more natural.