13 October 2007 by Published in: in my life No comments yet

I am working my way to a clean email inbox. For the past couple of years I’ve habitually had an inbox of several hundred messages or more. This is sloppy. The inbox was supposed to serve as my reminder to do stuff (answer emails, mostly) and the bigger it got the less likely I was to answer those emails. It was a huge weight on my mind. Now, I am cleaning it out. Do not be at all surprised if you receive a touching base email from me in the next few days. Some of the emails I’ve held on to meaning to reply to are from 2004 (and actually, 2004 is when I shifted all my mail over to gmail, so they could potentially be older…I just replied to an email from 2001).

Last week I had 180 emails in my inbox. I told myself I would take care of ten a day. Today I have 43 emails in my inbox. Little by little, but if I keep taking care of at least 10 emails a day (and manage incoming), I will have a gtd perfect zero email inbox in under a week. Yay, me.

I also will have written to people whom I thought needed writing to, but never seemed to get around to it.

Hello, world!


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