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Updated on: Saturday, June 01, 2019, 06:07 AM IST

Checking Emails Too Often Can Cause Stress

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Toronto : Feeling stressed? You may be suffering from inbox burnout! People feel less stressed when they check their emails less often, a new study has found, reports PTI.

The research also found that people find it difficult to resist the temptation of checking their emails. Some of the study’s 124 adults – including students, financial analysts medical professionals and others — were instructed to limit checking email to three times daily for a week. Others were told to check email as often as they could, which turned out to be about the same number of times that they normally checked their email prior to the study. These instructions were then reversed for the participants during a subsequent week.

“Our findings showed that people felt less stressed when they checked their email less often,” said Kostadin Kushlev, the study’s lead author,  PhD candidate,  at The University of British Columbia (UBC)’s Dept of Psychology.

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Published on: Friday, December 05, 2014, 12:05 AM IST
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