What is Email Anxiety?

And how to deal with it

Have you noticed an uncomfortable feeling every time you see the highlighted number over unanswered messages or emails? Have you seen yourself refreshing your inbox unnecessarily? This is a very common evil that affects many of us, even if we don't know about it. Here's a rundown of what it is, what causes it, and some life hacks to deal with email anxiety.

According to Statista, roughly 306.4 billion emails were sent and received each day in 2020. This might be far from the reality of our inbox, but it sure gives us a picture of the massive world of emails that are flying around and that could touch our inbox at any minute.

"We see emails as very quick and easy tasks, for some reason"

And for whatever reason you keep refreshing your inbox and staring at the number of unread messages, you know it won't make a difference at the end of the day. It's time to accept that multitasking between emails and action work can be tricky, and not dealing with it properly can trigger productivity-related anxiety