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?
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
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
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?
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
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