Ever opened your emails and instantly felt overwhelmed with all the stuff you have to do?
In essence, here’s how to get your inbox under control:
- Get comfortable with the DELETE button – there is absolutely no point in saving old social media notifications or Woolies weekly specials from 18 months ago. It is safe to get rid of them.
- UNSUBSCRIBE from all those promotional emails that are clogging up your inbox. You can do this manually or using an app like Unroll Me (😳game changer!!)
- Pick a date in the past and ARCHIVE everything prior to that date. If you haven’t dealt with it in 6 months really … are you ever going to?? You can still find the email through the Search function but it frees up the visible clutter which causes overwhelm
- Now that you have a fresh inbox, AVOID DOUBLE-HANDLING emails going forward. Then, schedule times to check them throughout the day when you are able to deal with them and:
👉Action (ie: Reply, Add to your To Do List, Delegate) or File to Action Later⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
👉& then Delete anything you don’t need to keep
Right, who’s taking control?
PS: Mich Broadbent is the queen of helping business owners cut through the overwhelm so you can reach your full potential. Mich is a member of our Frenchs Forest space.