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?

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