Scrolling down the In Folder creates an exercise program for your fingers, not your mind. You originally thought, when you signed up for future readings, this would be a quick way to keep up with the trends. If your finger hits the delete button more often than the enter button to open and read what is before you, this might be telling you something.
Flagging and saving mail in a Must Read file only adds more anxiety to your daily routine. When was the last time you actually went back, opened and read the saved mail?
Here are some thoughts to keeping your Inbox at a dull roar rather than a chaotic mishmash of clutter. However, if you are an email junkie and need to see your Inbox full of mail, no need to read further.
- You don’t read every piece of email. Seeing who they are from allows you to skip over and keep scrolling. That, and how much time you have on your docket, will be the deciding factor for what you open. If you read your emails religiously at set times everyday, it will be easy to start from the bottom and delete what you did not read the last time you opened your Inbox.
- Doing ongoing research for a project? Move these emails to a designated project file elsewhere on your computer. If the project is complete, keep only the pertinent documents and delete the rest. This is actually a little bit of overall computer house keeping.
- Your interest in topics change. Unsubscribe to information that you no longer want to read about.
- The Free Download requires your email address. You have just been added to an email list that will spit stuff out from that person/company more often than you would think. After you have downloaded your Freebee, unsubscribe when you receive the next email from them.
- You will not make every recipe you find on the internet. Stop signing up for Newsletters and Blog Follows about food. If you just can’t let go of the daily or weekly new recipe you are receiving, create a Pinterest Board called Recipes From My Inbox and save them all there. Once done, delete the email.
- Set your Trash file perimeters to automatically clear out every 24 hours. This gives you a day to realize you really didn’t want to delete something. After that, it’s gone!
Have a look at your inbox right now. How many emails does it contain? You might be shocked at the number.
Imagine what it would be like to open your Inbox to say, a maximum 20 emails on any given day, excluding friends and family? Newsy emails that have meaning and don’t cause you anxiety as their numbers grow.
Is it time to do some house cleaning? Once the initial clear out is done, which may take some time, it can be an easy do every day.
- Moving Mail to Another File - Drag and drop is most common. - File/Move To (MAC) and - Edit/Move Folder To (PC)
- Saving Mail to Another Location - File/Save (MAC) - File/Save As (PC)
- Saving to Pinterest - Use the Pin It Button that is prevalent on all pictures that accompany your incoming mail.
- Unsubscribe to Email - At the bottom of the email will be very fine print directing you to do this. Follow up by deleting any emails from this feed that are still hanging out in your inbox.
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