Many of us keep all of our to-dos in our email inbox. 100s of emails sitting there waiting for some kind of action. Does that describe you? It describes many people! New emails come every day and the things that you don’t want to forget continue on down the electronic pile. You even have instances where that really important thing gets missed and you are really frustrated with yourself.
So, what do you do??
Read your email backwards!
You sort your emails so that you read them backwards! Make sure that the oldest email sorts to the top. This allows you to focus on the oldest items rather than always being focused on the most recent items.
As you read through the older emails, delete all of those “nice to have” emails that if you had more time you would read them (I have a tenancy to keep a lot of those…) Can’t bring yourself to completely delete them? Then, create a “someday” file and put those emails in that file.
Little techniques will help you get through that backlog in your in-box.
What do you do to keep control of your in-box? Do you have more than one in-box? Tell me your tips and tricks! I know my readers would love to hear. Comment on this blog posting at the bottom. It is really easy! Enter your email and your name and your comment and hit the submit button.
To your success!