The Simple Habit of Scheduling Email Processing Times

Schedule Email Processing Times

The following is a sample from my book Daily Inbox Zero: 9 Proven Steps to Eliminate Email Overload. Checking your email can be a productivity trap. If you want to figure out an effective email checking time for yourself, read on and learn how. Be sure to check the book for more email tips.

Habits require specificity.

You can't say, “I will check my email in the morning” and expect to follow through every single day.

Habits are built by consistently doing the same thing at the same time. The best way to empty an inbox every day is to schedule time dedicated to this task.

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Declutter Your Inbox: 9 Proven Steps to Eliminate Email Overload

Processing email can be a stressful activity. While email is important for most  jobs, it can take hours of your time and often add little value in return. The problem? Many people often let hundreds (even thousands) of message pile up in their inbox.  This can cause a lot of stress and anxiety due to … Read more

Inbox Zero Habit: How to Empty Your Email Inbox Daily [30 DHC]

Mail-EMail-Declutter your inbox

Email is an important part of life. Whether you use it stay in touch with friends or as part of your job, using email is a routine that most people do on a daily basis. Unfortunately email is often a “time suck” that takes you away from working on important projects and living life.  Even … Read more