I am working in my office today and decided I wanted to focus on reducing the amount of mail in my email "in box".
Just like everyone else who has a business and a personal life, I get lots of emails on a daily basis and sometimes it is a true struggle to keep them under control.
But I am determined to clean up my act today and get back on track. In doing so, I had an epiphany!
My emails are always listed with the most current at the top, like most people, so you can see the latest activity.
However, today, I decided to flip it around so that the earliest e-mails are at the top and the latest at the bottom of the list. This worked so well for me today and I am excited to be able to share this with you!
Since I could not see the new entries coming in during my designated period of time that I set aside for this project, I was not getting distracted. It helped me to focus on the task at hand and get through my list a lot faster.
Another idea is to shut off your notification so that every time a new email comes in, you don't hear a bing, a dong or a bell or whatever sound your email makes to indicate a new entry.
If you try these tips, I assure you that you will be able to remain focused for a longer period of time and will be able to greatly reduce that in-box.
Let me know how you make out.
If you need any other assistance in order to get organized, please feel free to contact me. I am here to help.
Have a great week!