How to Improve Your Email Habits

“Making a behavior harder to do makes it less likely to occur. I looked for ways to make opening email more difficult. Surprisingly, I found just adding a few extra steps makes me less likely to check my email.”

Nir Eyal is an expert on how to create products that get users hooked — he literally wrote the book on it — so it’s interesting to see him write a post about his own struggles with his inbox.

He shares some tips on how to use psychology to improve your email habits including to identify internal triggers such as social anxiety that drive you to check your email and to make it more difficult to do so in order to curb your behavior.