After reading How to Slay the Post Holiday Inbox I’ve decided it is time to sort out my ever growing, definitely overflowing email inbox. Time way overdue! These tips will help me wade through a year (or possibly more) of backlogged emails.
Here’s a summary of Michelle’s system – I’ve made this into a little poster for myself so I can establish new habits, even as I get rid of the bulk in my inbox.
Two keys for me (once again from Michelle’s system:
- turn off my auto-receive
- Process not check my email (wow!! What a difference language makes.)
Here are the action points I’ve put on my reminder:
- Action NOW
- Flag for Action later (set a time in your diary)
- File any keepers
- Delete anything left
My plan is to process my emails three times a day – and to take an extra 5-10minutes to process the backlog. Slowly we will establish a new habit!