After being on a 6-day vacation, I’ve returned to find my inbox pretty full. I’m a bit overwhelmed at the thought of wading through all those messages.
We all get overwhelmed from time to time.
I thought I’d share with you how I handle it when I have way too much to do. My strategy is to go through my inbox and prioritize things.
1. I’ll make a list of anything that needs my immediate attention, and prioritize that list – client requests come first, then prospects, etc.
2. I’ll put anything that just needs to be read (like newsletters) into a “read later” folder. That helps clear up my space.
3. I’ll also look for anything that I can safely delete right now. (love doing that!)
4. About all I should have left are things I need to read more closely or think about so I can decide what to do with them. Hopefully there will only be a couple of those.
Spending a half hour getting my inbox organized will strip away my overwhelm and help me get back into my work groove.
Hope this is helpful to you in managing your email inbox!