I receive about 100 emails a day, which from what I can tell is typical for youngish, tech-based professionals like me. Also typical is my struggle to manage my email inbox. Like a lot of people, I spent more time wringing my hands over how full my inbox was or studiously avoiding dealing with my email or doing email-filter acrobatics than I did actually responding to email.
No longer, I tell you! My PLN has come through for me once again!
After a long weekend away from my email, my higher-than-average email stress levels led me to call out in anguish for help:
I spent a few hours yesterday implementing this solution, with one important result: I got my inbox down to zero for the first time in literally years. As anyone in similar straits can imagine, the sight of an empty inbox left me feeling gloriously unburdened and a little giddy.
Who knows if it’ll last? But just in case it does–and just in case Trapani’s strategy can help someone else deal with inbox overload–I’m passing the news along.