Wednesday, August 19, 2009

August 20 Is Email Freedom Day

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A reformed email addict is urging others to step away from their inbox tomorrow (Aug. 20).

That’s because it’s Email Freedom Day, the one day a year where it’s okay to avoid checking and sending emails.

Scott Seifferlein, a self-professed email junkie, created the holiday to give people a break from their PC.

Instead of logging in, he suggests people go for a walk, play sports with their kids, or read a book.

Seifferlein says avoiding the computer all together that day is the best bet, so as not to be tempted by the inbox.

For those who work in offices, he suggests doing all correspondence by phone, which will connect folks in a more personal way.

Seifferlein says releasing oneself from the shackles of email for a day is good for the brain.

He found a stat from Stanford Daily News that claims checking your email every five minutes lowers your IQ more than smoking pot.

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