How to Handle Email Overload


AFM Email Overload


If your inbox is anything like mine, there are days that I just so overwhelmed with all the information that flows in from my emails. Sometimes I got so discouraged because I never seem to have enough time in the day to answer all my emails and still be able to do what I need to in my house and never have enough time to blog about subjects that I want to blog about. But lately I have started a new outlook with my life getting healthy and not wasting any time. With that said I have found some ways that I don’t get so overwhelmed by emails.

First I would like you to meet my new best friend and that is the DELETE button on my computer. I have learned that some messages are just not worth my time to even read. So my friend just deletes them for me. Here are a couple of more tips that might help you.

  • Scan the subject lines of your emails. Use these to show the message of email and delete the unnecessary before opening them. Don’t waste your time reading nonsense email.
  • Create email folders. Put everything in its place and label according to people, business and organizations.
  • Use filters. This is a great organizational tool for your emails.
  • Designate a specific time to check emails. Check it at least once or twice a day and not every 5 minutes. Setup 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the afternoon to read personal emails. Respond to anything that could be answered in a sentence or two right away. Respond to those that need a more detailed response at a later time.
  • Sync your email account with your phone. That way if you are away from home you can read it. You can read it while waiting for an appointment or even in line at the grocery store.
  • Limit your reading. Do not subscribe to every email newsletter. Choose the ones that you feel the most connected to. Make sure to subscribe to mine. LOL

Email overload does not have to be a bad thing. Since I have started following these steps I have gotten a tighter hold on my emails and there are days when my inbox has almost zero emails in it after I am finished.

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