These are great! They smacked me right between the eyes. I had written a while back on How To Handle the Email Flood and shared what worked for me. That was until now. Leo’s tips are immediately useful. Let me know what works for you.
From: Web Worker Daily By: Leo Babauta
Getting it clear is one thing (be prepared to spend a day or two doing this if you have thousands of emails), but keeping it clear if you have dozens of emails coming in every hour can be a real challenge.
First, you should try following these simple rules:
- Process to empty. When you process your email, don’t just read it, but actually process it. And get your inbox to empty every time, don’t leave it full of messages.
- Take action on every message. Reply to, forward, delete, or file every message, or make a note on your to-do list and file it. Don’t just read the message.