7. Prioritize emails and cellphone use. If you're going to work, at least be selective in the tasks you choose. Robbins suggests checking your email and writing down on a piece of paper what action needs to be taken. If you can get away with not responding to the sending party, do so. Back-and-forth exchanges via email can engulf a good deal of time. "This will force you to get through the email and electronic stuff as quickly as possible," he says.
Also, put a cap on how long you work by leaving your smartphone or laptop charger behind during daily outings. A limited battery limits your use.
8. Banish all things electronic. If you're eager to conquer your addiction to work, and put family and friends first, taking a more radical route may be necessary. "If you're a true workaholic … don't even take your electronics with you," Posen says.