Is your Email driving you crazy?
Inbox overflowing with stuff you should be acting on?
Do you find yourself opening your Inbox, hoping for something interesting to distract or entertain you, and then closing it again without taking any real action?
Do you get distracted by email popups throughout the day and then have trouble getting back to the work you should be doing?
You are not alone! Here are some suggestions for taming this modern-day monster:
3. When you do attack the inbox, stick with it until all the new emails are processed in some way:
4. Set up several folders to hold emails you can’t act on right away, and drag those emails to those folders (or set up "rules" to direct those emails to those folders automatically). For example:
5. For tasks that you must act on soon but that will take more than 3 minutes, place them onto your schedule immediately, according to their priority and connection to other tasks.
NOTE: If you use MS Outlook, you can bring those tasks directly to your Task List or Calendar by clicking on "Move" and moving them electronically.
Don’t let email soak up your energy and your time. Try this approach to keep it under control and out of your hair.