Turning off push for email
For some reason, we’ve accepted the behavior of checking email constantly. Once upon a time, there was a less annoying ritual of checking email on desktop computers - when we felt like it. Mobile email is noisy and feels overwhelming, because we get buzzes and badges all the time. People hate email as a result. The number of times I’ve heard “did you get that email?” within 5 minutes of it being sent is astronomical. There’s no separation between email and instant messenger / SMS.
Choosing when I want to digest my inbox makes me better about responding.
I recently turned off push to fetch and all notifications for email, and immediately felt happier. Check it on the bus/train/downtime and not as soon as your pocket rumbles.
I like email now. You should try it.