Your email alert; one of work’s worst interrupters.
“The alert is on so I don’t forget to check my email” is kidding yourself. On average 6 to 10 minutes is likely how often you check email, so no pop-up needed.
Turn off the email alert. AND don’t worry. If someone really needs you, they’ll instant message, call or text.
Like Dayna, most clients are surprisingly happy with the outcome. More calm work time
And your email senders aren’t being conditioned to that you’re always there to respond to them. Because if they are, and you don’t reply immediately, you fail their expectations. So why set-up yourself?
Turn off email reminders:
Gmail: Settings>General>Desktop Notifications>Mail Notifications Off
Outlook: File>Options>Email>When Messages Arrive>all off