We know you can do it! Climb the highest mountain. Obtain a clean inbox. Our guest post by author Bea Kylene Jumarang (visit her blog) who has a new book called Dark Redemption which will be released in July 2013.
Conquer Your E-mail and Achieve an Empty Inbox
Let me start with this. When I say conquer e-mail, I mean reduce it to zero at the end of each day. I have no interest in anything less, which means no partial deletions, or letting you keep five e-mails just because you’re sentimental. My idea of e-mail conquest simply isn’t like that. For me, conquering e-mail means leaving you free to focus on the next day’s tasks, doing so with a clean slate each time.
That said, if you’re brave enough to read on, I salute you for retaking control of your overloaded life. Go on below for the steps, and good luck!
1. Set aside an hour or two and begin the purge.
Save the excuses about how you’ll need that e-mail from a month ago, or the fact that your filled inbox makes you feel important. Ask yourself instead, when was the last time that month-old mail actually mattered? Also, why are you still keeping that unread newsletter from three months ago? You’ve survived this long not reading it, so what’s holding you back now?
The simple answer? Nothing.
So what are you gonna do? Delete the goddamn things.
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