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The e-mail that comes into your inbox every day can be overwhelming. Arrange to get less e-mail by blocking spam, unsubscribing from unnecessary mailing lists and filtering wanted but non-urgent e-mails into appropriate folders. Set your e-mail program to check for new messages less frequently. Sort through your new e-mail during breaks in your work.

In Don Tennant’s post "Dealing with the ‘Vice’ in ‘Devices,'" he writes about the extent to which we’re addicted to the instruments that keep us online, following a discussion he had on the topic with Dr. Joanne Cantor, a psychologist and author of the book, “Conquering CyberOverload.” Chances are you’re able to identify with that need for a fix to at least some degree, so advice on changing the habits that drive that need might be helpful.

Here are 10 tips offered by Cantor on how to retrain yourself so that you can show your devices who’s boss.

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