107.8 billion emails were sent and received per day in 2014 for business-related purposes worldwide. That number is expected to grow to 139.4 billion emails per day by 2018.
Researchers at the University of California, Irvine found that when
you are interrupted during the work day, either from a phone call,
email, or other item, it takes an average of 23 minutes and 15
seconds to get back to the task you were originally completing.
Here are a few tips to take control. Do not open email until at
least 10am. Control the first part of your day and set goals. Set
auto respond to tell everyone that you are offline until 10 am.
Turn off alerts for email so you are not distracted, (except on
Friday when you can start your day with some interesting thoughts
to exercise your brain).