Avoiding work stresses are what the weekends are all about. That means avoiding email. That also means that you get hit with it all at once on Monday morning, though, which is no fun. Checking email on a Sunday night could help you ease into the work week.
Over at Inc., they suggest a brief peek at your email on Sunday night (assuming your work week is Monday through Friday):
Sunday is definitely a day for relaxing, but if you’re often overwhelmed come Monday morning, logging in briefly Sunday evening may help you alleviate some of that Monday mania. You don’t need to make calls or even answer emails—simply assess what your Monday game plan will be, and you’ll sleep a little more soundly.
If you get a ton of voicemails over the weekend, you might check that as well. You’re looking to triage and sort, not solve or respond. Ignore this tip if those emails keep you up, though. This Sunday evening ritual is all about reducing stress, not adding to it. Check out the link for other quick tips
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