I use 4 email accounts (2 work, 2 personal). Recently, I've fallen into the "continuously checking email" trap which I thought I'd conquered some years ago. However, clearly not. Over the past 6 months, I've tried these techniques to stop wasting my time checking mail:

  • use 2 iOS apps to avoid seeing work mail at the wrong time!
    • didn't work: I just used Mailbox all the time
  • move mail apps away from the home screen and into a group!
    • didn't work: it's still too easy and tempting to open the app

I tried the nuclear option today and deleted all work accounts from my iPhone. I felt instantly better: bye bye email, hello Angry Birds.