Celebrate Your Progress

Cutting your inbox in half is awesome! I’m sure 676 still feels overwhelming, but that’s a pretty big accomplishment after it’s gotten away like that.

I can’t help but think that it’s a big deal how that work happened though. Was it just a lot of culling by swiping them away? Or did it feel like so much work because a lot of them had to be actually answered? Or was there some management happening along the way – unsubscribing and adjusting notification settings so that the inbox doesn’t itself ballooning again with little value.

In the back of your mind when looking at every email you should be a little voice: was this email important for me to see? Do I want to keep getting emails like this? If not, how can I bow out of them? Remember when you aren’t overwhelmed by email, you can start using it to a higher potential.

Author: Chris Coyier


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