This month I have been focused on decluttering my inbox. I have many things to declutter in my life, but focusing on one aspect a month has been good for me to stay focused and not bounce around all over the place.
“It requires much less energy to maintain e-mail at a zero base than at a thousand base.” ~ David Allen from Getting Things Done
How is your email inbox looking these days? If you are like me, then you have a lot! Or at least I did until I made an effort to declutter.
As David advises in his book and in which it makes complete sense – it requires MUCH less energy to maintain e-mail at a zero base than at a thousand base. I never understood this until I hit
A few weeks back I recorded my first steps towards #inboxzero
My first step required my Google Inbox setup with categories
This was just the start. I used(key aspect of this word is the past tense!) my inbox as a storage device. I had to take everything I was storing and do something with them all.
In this second video you can see the tools, extensions, and more to take all my emails and move to the next step.
Let me know what you think. What other tips have you used to keep your inbox minimum? So far this system has kept my inbox to a very few emails in the last week.
Part three of this series I will tackle all my folder and remove the hundreds of folders I have created. But for now, one step at a time.
Leave a comment with your hacks!
It is important to reduce your inbox. All those emails are just screaming for you attention and you then wasting thinking energy trying to process those emails, determine what to do, which emails to read, and next thing you know your stress levels are starting to rise and you have barely finished your coffee and started your day. With an inbox at zero you can start calmer, fresher, and with more thinking energy.
Let me know how you do towards #inboxzero or how I can help!