Manage your email in 5 days

Managing e-mail is a constant struggle for many people; their inbox is constantly full, and the emails keep arriving like a swarm of angry wasps’ with the intention of diverting, distracting and creating stress in our already too busy lives. It needn’t be like this.

Some time ago i wrote a series of five blogs aimed at helping readers to manage email. Throughout the series of blogs i take readers through the exact steps they need to take in order to gain control of their  inbox and start making email work for them and not against them, which is all to often the case.

Below you will find a link to the articles and a brief description of each part, leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Part 1 – Who’s in Control?

http://www.thetimedoctor.co.uk/getting-over-email-overwhelm-part-1/

The first step to take when you decide that you have to manage your email is to get in control of it and make sure you are not addicted to your email. In this post you will answer some questions to see who is the boss in your relationship with your email and if it is not you we are going to fix it.

Part 2: Project Inbox Zero

http://www.thetimedoctor.co.uk/getting-over-email-overwhelm-part-2/

The goal of project inbox zero is to end each day with a completely empty inbox. This post shows you how to manage your emails so that at the end of the day, all your emails will have been read and dealt with, delegated, or scheduled for another day.

Part 3: Handling Multiple Email Addresses

http://www.thetimedoctor.co.uk/getting-over-email-overwhelm-part-3

This post shows you how to handle those multiple email addresses that we all seam to have these days. Go on own up, how many do you have? A recent study put the average number of email accounts per person at 1.6, this can in fact be many more if you have numerous social accounts and differing accounts for your personal and professional roles.

Part 4: A Better Choice than Email?

http://www.thetimedoctor.co.uk/getting-over-email-overwhelm-part-4/

This post discusses some of the things that people use email for when there are better applications to do that task. if you use email to receive project tasks,support requests or questions and invoices from customers there are better solutions and you will be able to manage email better.

Part 5: Manage your Email and Make it Work for You

http://www.thetimedoctor.co.uk/getting-over-email-overwhelm-part-5/

The final part of the series shows you how to make email work for you on a regular basis making it as efficient as possible.

I assure you that if you work through each of the five articles you will be able to better manage your email in no time.

Till Next Time

Mike Gardner is The Time Doctor

Mike Gardner aka ‘The Time Doctor’ and is highly regarded as one of the UK’s leading Time Management and productivity specialists. As well as being regularly featured in both online and off-line media outlets around the world, he is the author of the best selling time management book, Business Owners: Your Family Misses You. He regularly speaks on topics that are congruent with his mission of helping small business owners, entrepreneurs and independent professionals to be incredibly productive, whilst still balancing their business and family commitments in a way that enables them to feel fulfilled and guilt-free. He is an avid Aston Villa fan, a Dad to Neil & Emma, a hubby to Wendy and in his role as an Officer with the reserve forces, he has completed operational tours of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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3 thoughts on “Manage your email in 5 days

  1. a very useful content full post.

    I am definitely going to try some of these time saving techniques

    Thank you for your post.