Requirements: Google Chrome
First, create a new label. Name it “Null”. Now go to that label and grab the url. It will probably be something like this: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1#label/Null
Next, go to Chrome, and right-click in the address bar to select “Edit Search Engines”. Create a new search engine, just like this:
Now, you can go to Chrome, type “gm” in the address bar. Press enter, and your GMail will load to your new label which bypasses your inbox and can allow you to search or compose, without be bombarded with new email.