REDUCE EMAILTO IMPROVE HEALTH A GUIDE FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS               THE FIRST STEP   FOGGY EXPERIMENTS IN BEHAVIOR DE...
Q. What’s common between    zombies and emails?  A.  You keep killing them and they never      stop coming.Inspired by thi...
Email and Health?Heart rate monitors were attached tocomputer users in a suburban office setting,while software sensors dete...
Where to Start?Start by defining a crisp target behavior.For example, “I want to check email only twicea day for a maximum ...
A Possible Sequence     Limit device use         Establish        designated        email time.       Establish an    “ema...
FIRST STEP:           Limit Device UseStart by reducing the devices you use to check email.
Let’s start with your phone.
Turn off push emailGo to your email        Set Fetch to Manualsettings and click onFetch New Data
(The brave disconnect their account)           Delete account from the           ‘Mail’ app.           When urgent, you ca...
Survive consequent FOMO   (Fear of missing out).You are probably scared that you will missout an important urgent email. N...
Remember:Only do this if this is something you        already want to do.
I’d love to know how it goes!  If you try this, let me know how it went for you                       @ashpodelFollow me o...
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Reducing the times you check your email to a better and healthier lifestyle

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  1. 1. REDUCE EMAILTO IMPROVE HEALTH A GUIDE FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS THE FIRST STEP FOGGY EXPERIMENTS IN BEHAVIOR DESIGN by @ashpodel Inspired by BJ Fogg’s behavior design principles
  2. 2. Q. What’s common between zombies and emails? A.  You keep killing them and they never stop coming.Inspired by this article: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/05/arts/television/05zombies.html?_r=0
  3. 3. Email and Health?Heart rate monitors were attached tocomputer users in a suburban office setting,while software sensors detected how oftenthey switched windows.People who read email changed screenstwice as often and were in a steady “highalert” state, with more constant heart rates.Those removed from email for five daysexperienced more natural, variable heartrates.From a recent UC Irvine study. Source: http://today.uci.edu/news/2012/05/nr_email_120503.php
  4. 4. Where to Start?Start by defining a crisp target behavior.For example, “I want to check email only twicea day for a maximum of 1 hour each time”.
  5. 5. A Possible Sequence Limit device use Establish designated email time. Establish an “email processing” system* Start by 1 day a week Expand to other days Target crispy behavior * See Inbox Zero and Getting Things Done
  6. 6. FIRST STEP: Limit Device UseStart by reducing the devices you use to check email.
  7. 7. Let’s start with your phone.
  8. 8. Turn off push emailGo to your email Set Fetch to Manualsettings and click onFetch New Data
  9. 9. (The brave disconnect their account) Delete account from the ‘Mail’ app. When urgent, you can always go to your mobile browser.
  10. 10. Survive consequent FOMO (Fear of missing out).You are probably scared that you will missout an important urgent email. No matter,survive this fear.It is an experiment.Try this for a week and see if anything fellapart.
  11. 11. Remember:Only do this if this is something you already want to do.
  12. 12. I’d love to know how it goes! If you try this, let me know how it went for you @ashpodelFollow me on @ashpodel as I explore BJ Fogg’s behavior design principles.

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