What Happens When You Commit to an Email-Free Morning for Five Days

“Finally it was 11:00, and I had my first important realization of the week: I had 20 emails, and zero were urgent.”

Do you check your email first thing in the morning? Probably, since just about everybody does these days (most people also check it second, third, and fourth thing in the morning).

Fast Company details what Kelsey Manning found when she vowed to stop checking email in the morning for a week.

Her discoveries include that the emails she gets aren’t nearly as urgent as she convinces herself they are and that being purposeful with how you spend your newfound non-email time is as important as making the decision to stop checking email in the first place.