One side effect I hadn’t actually considered when I took the social media vacation was that I got caught up on my email within a week. When I started my break last week, my Mac’s inbox was around 300 emails. Today, without the constant distraction and without making any sort of heroic attempt, I have my inbox at 20. At the moment the ones I can see without scrolling are April 20 at the top and July 20 at the bottom. The very bottom one in the inbox is June 20, 2008 which is obvious that I’m trying my best to avoid dealing with.
I did not take the social media break in order to get caught up on email, but that’s a nice little side effect.