Only a very small percentage of the emails in your inboxes demand your attention right now, or in a very short time, such as less than one hour.
All of your inboxes, both ‘work’ and ‘personal’.
“How could that be possible? You must have some kind of job that’s different than mine.”
I do customer service for clients who have lots of questions and orders. I get about 50 new work email requests every day.
I do understand the feeling of pressure to respond.
But I propose that once you realize the truth, which is that only a select few emails actually need, or would benefit from an immediate response, then you can turn the pressure off.
What’s easier? To respond to 50 emails under pressure?
Or to see that the pressure is invented, and ti respond calmly, when you are ready?