November 2010

Slash Your Inbox In Half

Most of us get way too many emails. When I stayed offline for a whole day last weekend, I came back to nearly 500 emails in my inbox—most of which I didn’t need to read. From coupons to newsletters, nonprofits seeking donations to action campaigns, there was a little bit of everything. While I do read quite a bit of it, I think it’s safe to say that there’s a huge information overload upon us, and we’re not better off because of it. Instead, I would argue that it detracts from real life activities—such as family time, time spent outside, and other moments not attached to a screen. So I added “Cut down junk email” to my Living To Do list this weekend.

It’s going to be a little time-consuming at first; however, once it’s finished, it’s surely going to end up being a huge time-saver. Here is my plan: