Most of your inbox is filled with email that you have looked at multiple times but done nothing with or worse, you have not even opened it.
I'm sure you have lots of reasons for leaving it there, but there is a better way.
Below I have put together some tips that will help you get through your emails and back to your productive goals
Delete it. If you don't need the information in the email, make the decision to delete the email and move on to the next. If you can unsubscribe from future emails that could be a great option.
If the email is something you want to keep, but requires no action, then file it.
Delegate it. If the email is going to need someone else to do something before you action it, then send it and move on.
Do it. If you're not able to delete the email and you're not able to delegate the email, then your next test is...."can I answer this email in under two minutes?" If yes, then do it now. If not, then defer it to complete later.
Defer it. Move the item to your calendar and set aside an appropriate amount of time to complete the task.
Deferring items to your calendar is an important process. This allows you to set the time that you will assign to the task, not allowing others to dictate how you spend your time.
Part of your morning routine should be:
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