Email! It is great because it’s there when you’re ready for it, and you don’t have to spend the whole day gabbing on the phone to get things done. It’s also terrible, because it piles up and gives you attacks of guilt and anxiety. Has it been a while since you’ve seen a beautiful blank white inbox? Have you ever?
My empty work inbox!
I’ve spent years and years answering email as one of my primary occupations, and I am here today to share my system for you to use to empty your inbox and keep it empty.
Now, you’re going to need to get serious! If you have hundreds of emails in your inbox, pick a day this week to do nothing else but tackle that inbox. Then, your goal is to get down to zero every day, so you won’t get stuck with that monster box full of email again. Here is what to do on day one, and again every day.