123: Spend Less Time on Email
Don't let your inbox own you.
With the constant, non-stop pings that we get throughout the day, it’s no wonder we spend so much time on our emails. Email can be a big time thief, taking valuable hours out of our days. Today, I’m sharing how to become intentional about your email management through several strategies, including batching, simple ways to categorize your emails to take action on them quickly. After this episode, you’ll have the tools to manage your email more effectively, the permission to set boundaries and finally unplug from your inbox.
What’s In This Episode:
Setting expectations and boundaries for your email response time
Putting time aside in your calendar for managing emails
Creating an email management system that works for you and your work
5 categories to quickly take action in your inbox, instead of spending hours on email
What To Do Next:
Be more intentional. Implement these tweaks into your schedule and see how much it impacts your day.
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“Notice that I said intentional, meaning I’ve set aside that time with intention. I am deciding when I answer email and I’m not letting it take control of the wheel. It’s not driving the boat.”
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