Email Stress Is Real: How to Manage Your Inbox for Less Freakout (PHOTOS)

Stephanie Booth Thank You!

woman stressed by looking at emailsShamed to disclose the number of emails you have in your inbox right now? Guilty that you haven't read at least half? Or are you annoyed with your nervous tic of email-checking throughout the day? You better switch something up, sister, because managing your email poorly is bad for your health.

That's right. According to a new UK study, wonky email habits -- like, um, the ones we mentioned above and which we all do -- are linked to higher levels of stress.

Now, no one's asking you to step away from your inbox or delete your Gmail account. (Yet.) But developing a healthier relationship with your inbox is in order. These tips will send you on your way.

 

 

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