I work in a pretty email-dependent industry. If you’re reading this, I’m sure that you do too.
It’s tough. We use email to communicate in a more efficent way, but in the process, we use it quite inefficiently. We keep it open 24/7 and check whenever something dings at us. That’s a really good way to make sure that you get nothing done whatsoever. If you’re constantly ducking away from your actual work to check in on a list of other things, it can get overwhelming very quickly. That’s why most people have inboxes thousands of emails deep that are completely out of control.