Since my daughter was born last year I feel like I’m always behind on everything that I need to do and the days just don’t seem to have enough hours. I’m working on this by improving my organization. I have always been a bit of an organization addict, but that has been sliding since my daughter arrived. To help motivate me I have decided to join in the Tackle It Tuesday. For this, my first week doing Tackle It Tuesday, I decided to tackle my email inbox.
I get a ton of email in my inbox every day. I have had the same email address for about fifteen years now so I also get a good deal of spam. I’m talking about the spam that gets through the filters. I also subscribe to a lot of email newsletters. All of this has a tendency to pile up in my inbox. I check it during the day and delete the obvious junk, but then there are all the other emails that I want to look at when I have more time and then I never get back to them. As a result I had over 400 emails in my inbox and I was getting warning messages that I was near my space quota. It was definitely time for a good clean out.
After a good hour of sorting, deleting, unsubscribing and so forth, I was able to get my inbox down to just 10 messages. It was such a relief to have all of that old junk cleaned out. Now I need to keep up with it and keep unsubscribing from the newsletters that I no longer read. I don’t want to miss out on any good emails because they get caught up in my email clutter. Now let’s just hope I can keep up with my inbox. Next up will be my work email.
How does your inbox look? Are you keeping up with your emails or getting swamped in a pile of junk mail?