filed in Getting Things Done on Oct.31, 2010
Friday was a turning point in my email.
I’d had enough, too many email sitting in the inbox. I mentioned back in February that I was aiming at Inbox Zero.
But for whatever reason, the motivation wasn’t there.
So Friday I must have been frustrated. While waiting on a few other things I delegated I went from
1745 -> 4 emails
I’ll sort them on Monday.
The keys to getting this done:
- Ruthless Filing
- Ruthless Deleting
- Time (took about 4 hours around other things)
- Scheduling follow up in calendar (and not leaving in the inbox)
- creating categories/folders that make sense for work
However, now I feel as though I can maintain it.
The next challenge?
Gmail is sitting at 2445
Partly because I email myself “bits of information” I think will be useful someday.
We’ll see how long that takes. The blessing and the curse of gmail (versus corporate outlook) is good search and tagging. Getting to inbox zero is not as much of an issue.
However, I will feel like “things are sorted” which takes the worry off the mind.