Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Email Freedom Day (Aug. 21) Gives Your Brain A Break

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Here’s something to forward to your friends: Tomorrow (Aug. 21) is the first annual Email Freedom Day. According to holiday creator Scott Seifferlein – a self-proclaimed “email addict” – Email Freedom Day gives your brain a break from the daily grind of cyber messaging.

To celebrate, he suggests getting far away from your email, whether it means shoving your keyboard in a closet, taking the day off work, or putting up a default email telling colleagues you’ll get back to them later.

The time spent checking emails can then be used for spending time with family and friends or golfing.

Seifferlein says a day without email does wonders on your stress levels, and he should know since he recently hired an email consultant to help him downsize his inbox.

Now, he feels totally “liberated” from the mail madness and maybe even a bit smarter.

He recently found a stat from Stanford Daily News which states that “Checking your email every 5 minutes gives you an IQ drop twice that of smoking pot.”

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