Turn off automatic email updates to ease stress, psychologists advise
People who leave their email on all day are more likely to feel pressure.
Turning off automatic email updates on mobiles and laptops will help reduce stress levels, a new study has found.
Psychologists at the London-based Future Work Centre have released a report exploring how “email pressure” affects one’s work-life balance.
According to the researchers, emails are a “double-edged sword” that were a useful means of communication but can also be a source of stress.
The two most stressful habits were leaving email alerts on all day, and checking emails very early in the morning or late at night.
To combat stress, the researchers recommend only launching the email application when you intend to use email, and closing it for periods in between.