Discovering Inbox Zero
Oh my goodness, friends, I am in love. I recently watched this video by Merlin Mann, and now I have a new mission in life.
My Inbox is a ridiculous wasteland of thousands of emails, most of which I will never read. I do need to keep some of them for future reference, and a few of them for sentimental reasons, but the majority can just GO AWAY. E-mail hoarding is a Bad Thing.
I’ve realised I can’t bring myself to just select everything and delete – G-d forbid I should miss something. So now I have set myself two goals related to my Inbox (or rather, Inboxes as I have at least two email addresses I have to pay attention to).
1. Delete or Archive, Delegate, Respond, Defer or Do everything that comes into my Inbox, every day.
2. Spend 15 minutes every day doing the same with the ridiculous backlog.
How about you, are you ready to aim for Inbox Zero?