Is Your Inbox Overflowing With E-Mail?
I have more than 35,000 e-mails in my AOL inbox, just waiting to be read. I'm not kidding! Many of them are promotional messages from retailers so I don't feel obligated to read them all. But imagine how much time it would take if I DID? I'm sure you get bombarded with e-mails, too. Do you feel like a big part of your day is spent reading and writing messages on the computer? If so, I suggest you click this link for some helpful tips.
It's a piece called "5 Ways To Keep Email From Ruining Your Life." I saw an interview with the author, David Pogue from Yahoo, so I'm inspired now to make some changes. The e-mail account that I use most often, NOT AOL, has 7,714 messages in it. I'm sure they're clogging up my phone and who knows what else. Will I declare email bankruptcy? Will I use Unroll.me to unsubscribe from a bunch of mailing lists all at once? Stay tuned, I'll keep you posted after I decide how to handle this email overload.
Do you look at emails throughout the day, whenever a new message arrives? Or, do you only check for messages a few times a day? Do you delete messages after you've read them or keep them (like I do) because you may want to refer back to them? What's YOUR best tip for keeping e-mail from ruining your life?