5 WAYS TO STAY ON TOP OF
receives so many emails these days that managing them can feel like
Our phones, tablets, and even watches are all platforms we can use to
check our emails, and it can get overwhelming very quickly.
It's an amazing feat of technology to be able to do this, but at the same
time, we are facing some consequences.
THE AVERAGE PERSON
Getting burned out on the job,
becoming addicted to checking
our phones, and losing energy are
all side effects of the constantly-
HERE ARE 5 WAYS YOU CAN MORE
EFFICIENTLY STAY ON TOP OF
YOUR EMAILS WITHOUT FALLING
VICTIM TO THOSE TRAPS.
Even at work, it is important to set boundaries and eliminate distractions.
Turn off all notifications on your phone and other electronic devices so you can
focus on one thing at a time.
Multitasking drains the energy reserves in your brain
When you are bombarded with notifications it's hard to remain focused on the
task at hand.
Setting aside a specific time of the day to take care of your emails will
enable you to handle them more efficiently. Equally as important: know
that when the time is up. When that time goes off, you're done.
MAKE EMAIL-ONLY TIME
You can also let people know of
the times you spend on your email
so they can get ahold of you more
You likely get many emails on a daily basis; it’s one of the primary means
of communication. However, it's important to remember that you don't
need to respond to every single one with the quickness of a lightning
strike. Prioritize your emails and deal with them accordingly.
RESPOND ACCORDING TO
This will lessen the stress surrounding them and keep you
If appropriate, make a phone call, set up a lunch, or use another
communication platform like DropBox or OneNote to keep everyone in the
loop. Seeing people in person helps strengthen the relationship and
makes the message more personal than an email, too, which is the added
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We all have those mailing lists we became a part of at one point but never
actually check. Unsubscribe from them and declutter your inbox!
Sometimes you don't realize how many you’ve signed up for and our inbox
ends up looking like a mess.
Managing your emails without
the stress doesn’t have to be a
challenge! Just remember to
remove distractions, set aside
time to address emails only, and
eliminate from your inbox what
you don't need. Good luck!
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