Managing Inbox Clutter

I had been pondering what to do with my too-full inbox.  Perhaps my subconscious was hard at work finding a solution when brilliant idea came out of nowhere. The problem:  What to do with the messages needing action like returning an email or following up with a job prospect.  I had been putting colored stars by so many things needing attention that my inbox looked like a rainbow.  I was overwhelmed.  Then the brilliant idea hit. The solution: I created a file called ‘TO ATTEND TO’. Next, I created a new list under Gmail tasks called ‘TO ATTEND TO’. For each email item needing action I wrote out a to-do action.  (This task box is located at the bottom … Continue reading Managing Inbox Clutter