Email is not just a way we communicate. It’s sort of like an addiction. Studies have shown that technology and Internet service make you happier. I can see that. There is a world of information and instant gratification on the Internet. In another study, compulsive internet users have been shown to have happier marriages. I guess so as long as the other spouse is busy or doesn’t mind being second-in-command.
Let’s get to how to properly use email. By now, I’m sure you know how to send and receive email along with the occasional attachment. But, in regard to properly using email, you need to be in control.
Here’s how to use email the right way:
- Don’t check email every second – Blackberry and Facebook users should not be looking for a red blinking light or listening for a beep every second. Go about your life and try to look at your email after your conversations, meetings, and events. If it’s an emergency, you’ll get a call or text.
- Get out more – Studies have shown that more face-to-face interactions produce healthier, successful relationships, leading to happier lives.
- Spam-ridden? – Too much time sifting through the spam to get to good email? Google’s Postini anti-spam is an excellent spam removal tool.
- Take control – Original Inbox Zero is a video that teaches you how to have a clean email inbox. The Google speaker really simplifies the way to organize and run your email system day to day. Great video to watch.
Using the tools above when emailing will make you a happier, more organized person. In turn, you’ll be able to have more time for your real priorities in life, such as family and friends.