I generally look at my email in the morning, but I have to say, I love my work so much that looking at my email is not stressful, only exciting.
When I’m deep in the throes of a project, I often allow my team to handle triage on emails and social media messages for me so I know that’s taken care of, and I’m not missing anything while I focus on my current project. It feels really great to do things this way. In the past I’ve been able to get to Inbox Zero, which feels amazing. I wanted to throw myself a party each time. I use the Boomerang app to help me get to Inbox Zero and not have it be an ongoing to-do list. Recently, I got my inbox down from 3,000 to 700 emails and that is almost as sweet as Inbox Zero.