how to reach inbox zero

Now You Can Reach Inbox Zero Without Endless Hours of Processing Emails

Aaaah emails… we all love them as they get us connected to colleagues, friends, family, business partners, long-lost high school buddies and so many other people. Email is one of the easiest and quickest way to stay in touch, whether in a business, or a personal environment.

BUT…

Because email is so quick and easy, we get a lot of them, and I mean a lot. Have you ever counted how many emails you get per day? In a recent survey by Lifehacker, 50% of the people who took it indicated they get more than 25 non-spammy messages per day. 20% even indicated they get 75, or more messages per day.

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And these are all work related. When you add to them personal messages, social media notifications and all marketing, promo, and spammy emails, the average count can easily reach epidemic proportions.

Email overload is a serious contributor to the already heightened stress levels of the modern day entrepreneur. But, I don’t have you tell you that, you probably already know it and are experiencing it on a regular basis (I know I do).

How can you deal with your overflowing inbox? How can you tame the email beast?

I dedicated a lot of time looking for the answer of the above two questions. I have applied, tested and refined a lot of different methods, techniques and workflows. Some of them worked like a charm, some of them were a complete flop to say the least. But when there’s a will, there’s a way (as the famous saying goes). I kept testing and pushing forward and I finally came up with my own little system that gets me to inbox zero on a regular basis. Here is how I do it:

Over to you now

Check your inbox three times a day and never first thing in the morning. Spend 15 – 30 minutes each time to process (not just read) all your messages and make sure all instant notifications on all your gadgets are turned off. Make this workflow part of your daily routine and you will get to inbox zero on a regular basis, I promise you. It takes some practice and dedication (what doesn’t), but I have full confidence that you can make it happen and get yourself free of email stress.

What other methods do you use to get on top of your inbox? Share in the comment section below.