I've checked email three times this morning (even after my 8:30 email reading time). Boy, this whole idea about reading email at certain times is going to be hard for me to stick to. I can see the benefit. Yesterday was a good example. I did several things on my actions list instead of reading email. That felt really good. And, I was still caught up on email this morning.
It's hard to open the laptop and not just jump to email. Muscle memory, and the thought that something urgent is waiting for me, are causing these lapses.
I'll see how the afternoon goes.