I get a ridiculous amount of mail to my personal email account everyday. It’s not that I’m that popular — I just like to sign up for newsletters, deals, advertisements, alerts, etc. I think I need to scale back because it’s getting a little much to handle.
Every morning — I sort through no less than 10-15 emails that I’ve gotten early in the morning or the night before while I slept. I delete most of them without ever opening them. These are the coupon codes and “secret” sales for online and brick and mortar stores. I feel like I should keep subscribing to these because you “never know” when you might want a coupon. But really — it’s just crowding up my email box and slowing me down.
Starting today — instead of deleting these emails as soon as I see them — I’m going to take the extra time today to open each one. I’ll do it from my desktop so I can really figure out if I need to get these on a daily basis. If I don’t — I will unsubscribe. What a dirty little word! But I’m going to do it!
There’s just too much to sort through on one given day that figuring out what’s most important will help me to be more productive overall. I won’t have to delete so many emails and waste time when more pressing mail awaits.
If you’re overwhelmed — you should do the same. It will be liberating! Let me know how it feels.
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