September 14th, 2015
Is your e-mail box overwhelming? Mine was. With five e-mail addresses, it’s a challenge to keep up. (I use mac mail, so all my e-mail is in one view). I devised a plan. Plan: Play music, follow the calendar, reward myself for the hard work, and use an app.
- Play Music: turned on some peppy music on iTunes. *Kept me energized.
- Calendar: cleaned out e-mail one month at a time. *Gave me a frame work and an ending to the pain.
- Reward: for each month I cleaned out I ate an m&m *Something to look forward to.
- App: I enrolled all my e-mail addresses in unroll.me to unsubcribe, “roll up,” or leave message in my inbox. *A long-term solution to keeping more stuff out of my inbox.
One week later and I am going strong. I admit, it feels weird to not have all that stuff in my inbox, like I am missing something. Change is difficult, even when it is a “good” change.
What motivates you? Chocolate…in small doses? What plan will work for you? Or maybe you are one of those people that always clears their inbox. If yes, that is cool!