Email: Wait Before You Send

Write your email then wait 5 minutes before you click SEND.

You may discover:

  • It needs an edit.
  • You forgot an attachment.
  • You’ve answered your own question (that you were about to ask via email).
  • It’s none of your business (delete the draft!)
  • You don’t have time for this conversation (or the thing you were about to promise!)
  • While you were waiting, somebody else took care of whatever needed to get done.

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If it’s a group email, wait TEN minutes, not five!