7 Habits to Declutter Your Inbox


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The truth is you need to build positive habits that help you process and take action on emails in the most efficient way as possible. In this deck, you'll discover seven routines that help tackle the overwhelm from your inbox.

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7 Habits to Declutter Your Inbox

  1. 1. HabitsHabits toto DeclutterDeclutter YourYour InboxInbox 77 http://www.flickr.com/photos/31191642@N05/5145619202/
  2. 2. Anyone can delete email. http://www.flickr.com/photos/41754875@N00/2942689610/
  3. 3. The hard part is building habitshabits to quickly sort, respond and take action on messages, without wasting your time. http://www.flickr.com/photos/48805491@N00/3206216434/
  4. 4. Build good email “housekeeping” habits that will help you clean your inbox today and keep it clutter-freeclutter-free for years to come. http://www.flickr.com/photos/23478852@N00/4908427309/
  5. 5. Let’s talk about seven habitsseven habits that can help you do this. http://www.flickr.com/photos/61881523@N02/6700757993/http://www.flickr.com/photos/61881523@N02/6700757993/
  6. 6. 11 Schedule EmailSchedule Email Processing Time(s)Processing Time(s) The best way to empty an inbox every day is to schedule time dedicated to this task. http://www.flickr.com/photos/42875184@N08/10069486844/http://www.flickr.com/photos/42875184@N08/10069486844/
  7. 7. Pull the plug on the one thing that often feeds an inbox addiction: email notificationsemail notifications. http://www.flickr.com/photos/21561428@N03/5076724542/
  8. 8. 22 Practice the “Five-Practice the “Five- Sentence Rule”Sentence Rule” “I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.” – Blaise Pascal http://www.flickr.com/photos/97789668@N07/9271500576/
  9. 9. When emailing people, keep it simple, brief,simple, brief, and on topicand on topic. http://www.flickr.com/photos/58442690@N00/1358964541/
  10. 10. 33 Intelligently FilterIntelligently Filter Your MessagesYour Messages Before responding to any message, think for a few seconds about how much back and forth is needed. http://www.flickr.com/photos/28196992@N07/4380871348/
  11. 11. Stop and collect your thoughts to figure out if replying is the best use of your timebest use of your time. http://www.flickr.com/photos/41619721@N02/8384537140/
  12. 12. 44 ““Single Handle”Single Handle” Each MessageEach Message Establish the five- (or ten-) minute rule for processing each email. http://www.flickr.com/photos/57511566@N02/5351547427/
  13. 13. Create a “mental clock”“mental clock” while processing your inbox so you don’t lose track of time. http://www.flickr.com/photos/10262366@N06/12287842554/
  14. 14. 55 Eliminate PointlessEliminate Pointless EmailEmail Treat each email as an opportunity to eliminate something new. http://www.flickr.com/photos/52137170@N00/56206100/
  15. 15. Permanently get rid of messages that don’t add value to your lifedon’t add value to your life. http://www.flickr.com/photos/49503155381@N01/2567292733/http://www.flickr.com/photos/49503155381@N01/2567292733/
  16. 16. 66 Learn How toLearn How to Touch TypeTouch Type Develop the touch-typing habit and you’ll halve your inbox time. http://www.flickr.com/photos/36169570@N08/4604140980/
  17. 17. A touch typist can produce, on average, 40 to40 to 60 words per60 words per minute.minute. Hunt- and-peck typists produce 25 words per minute. http://www.flickr.com/photos/32833271@N05/8553474140/
  18. 18. 77 Value Your TimeValue Your Time Know what your time is worth. http://www.flickr.com/photos/10133735@N04/2035698986/
  19. 19. When responding to a lengthy message, ask yourself: “Is this email really“Is this email really worth $worth $______ of my time?”of my time?” http://www.flickr.com/photos/10710442@N08/6624901001/
  20. 20. Are you ready forAre you ready for Inbox ZeroInbox Zero?? http://www.flickr.com/photos/73491156@N00/380316678/
  21. 21. Discover strategies to help you conquer email! Declutter Your Inbox:Declutter Your Inbox: 9 Proven Steps to Eliminate Email Overload9 Proven Steps to Eliminate Email Overload YES,IWANTTHISBOOK!
  22. 22. Click it! Click it!ttClick it! Click it! tt Discover strategies to help you conquer email! Declutter Your Inbox:Declutter Your Inbox: 9 Proven Steps to Eliminate Email Overload9 Proven Steps to Eliminate Email Overload YES,IWANTTHISBOOK!
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