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Inbox Zero

Inbox Zero

'Inbox Zero' was a productivity concept popularized a decade ago. 

E-mail was treated as a task to be completed all the time. It backfired as people started wasting even more time on email and the replies that piled up.

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It is important to narrow down your priorities and tackle the important and essential first.

Real work is not checking your email all the timeAllow blocks of time in a day to check your email and notifications.

Inbox Zero can be correctly understood by realizing that it is not just your inbox but your life that you need to tackle.

The majority of information thrown at us is unimportant. Prioritizing your workload and understanding what is essential and what not is crucial to a stress-free li...

Do not bombard your colleagues with reply-all emails. Not all information is essential or important to share.

We need to stop reacting to every email, and focus on the important ones.

Like the pre-smartphone days, when people couldn't check their emails when they were on vacation, you have to switch off from email.

Switching off periodically will detoxify your mind.

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Get Out of Your Inbox and Get to Work

Rather than checking your inbox for the 57th time today, check your to-do list and determine what you should be doing.

Your email is distractions and other people’s priorities. Your to-do list is your list of prioritized tasks.

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Adopt GTD Methodology in Email

think of every email you get as either something you need to take action on, track, or refer to later. 

Every time you open a conversation, decide right away what to do with it. Don’t postpone and come back to it. You touch it once and move on.

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"Hope is not a plan. Hope is nothing but waiting and letting life happen to you."

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