Timeboxing is allotting a fixed, maximum unit of time for an activity. That unit of time is called a time box. The goal of timeboxing is to define and limit the amount of time dedicated to an activity.
Parkinson’s law states that work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. Although it’s not really a law (it’s more of a wry observation), most of us would concede that there is some truth to it (especially as it pertains to meetings).
I even use TIMEBOXING for email. I don't just keep my email open on my desktop, I turn off the sounds alarms for incoming mail and disable popups--all of which act as a distraction to completing the task at hand.
I check my email THREE times a day--when I first get to work, at lunch and before leaving. It minimizes the time I spend on email along with allowing me to get other tasks done more efficiently.
When I leave my inbox is EMPTY.
Inbox Zero is a rigorous approach to email management aimed at keeping the inbox empty -- or almost empty -- at all times.
Again, this is done to be more productive and it WORKS. Here is a fun article on on Zero Inbox.
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