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4. Declutter Email

4. Declutter Email

a) Unsubscribe from Newsletters

You surely don’t have time to read all 30 motivational newsletters you have subscribed to overtime.

Stick with two or three quality newsletters.

b) Clear Your Inbox

Take a tour of your inbox and Archive any emails that can be important in the future but are not urgent. Delete any spam or marketing emails but be sure to unsubscribe from them before deleting.

c) Use Email Less

You don’t need to constantly check and immediately respond to every new message.

Follow this golden rule: “The fewer emails you sent, the fewer emails you receive.”

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maaz.zulf

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Just like your regular life, your digital life also needs a declutter-drive now and then. As we use the internet and digital devices for more and more services, our life may get easier but our digital life gets messier and messier. Many people have no idea how many emails they are subscribed to or how many online accounts they have. To get hold of your digital life, follow these steps:

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