Most of us are feeling that we have way too much to do and too little time in which to do it. I keep hoping that somehow the right technique, the right method or the right programme will my inbox to zero, my desk trays to empty, and my la to-do-list to all checked off. All in vain.

Then I turn to Christianity and, to my unutterable and indescribable delight, I encounter the rare and refreshing works: “It is finished!” Are there any happier words in the universe?  No, however,  recognize that created you to be productive. Therefore we should seek after living and working productively because this is important to .

There are many individuals who never delete s. These individuals believe that dealing with folders and worrying about what to delete is a waste of time and that  Inbox Zero should be left in the 90s.  Therefore, having a zero inbox  is still largely seen as the Holy Grail of the  digital age.

What is Inbox Zero?

Inbox  Zero  is a rigorous approach to management developed by productivity expert Merlin Mann. It’s aimed at keeping the inbox  empty or at least pially empty and reducing the  amount of time you  are  preoccupied with , to the extent to which your inbox weighs on your mind. It only takes about 15 minutes to initially set up, but might change how you work with forever.  All it takes is a commitment to maintaining order in your digital P.O. box.

As the number of unread messages steadily increases, many people are consumed and experience a  feeling of dread and  believe there is no fix to this plague of an -infused existence.

According to Radicati’s “ Statistics Report, Business Professionals Sent and Received 121 s a Day, on Average, in 2014. And That Number Is Increasing”

Everyone’s habits and needs differ. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to inbox organization. However, we’ve rounded up our very best for prioritizing your s and achieving a more efficient .

1. Don’t Be Afraid to Delete

Anxiety, fear, disenchantment, whichever emotion overcomes you when you open your inbox must stop. Everyone feels overwhelmed at times, that called being human. Don’t concern yourself with feeling, instead focus on the doing. Decide what s are unimportant and delete and archive as many new and old messages as possible,  then forward what can be answered by someone else.  Archived s are forever searchable and forever out of sight.

If your too busy to regularly filter s received, schedule  a few hours every week to cleanse your inbox  and get it down to the zero.

Standing in line buying shopping  or  waiting for the train is the perfect time to de-clutter your  inbox.

2. Organize Your  Inbox

Creating folders helps prevent your inbox from filling up. s about upcoming meetings, concerts or travel plans don’t necessarily deserve a place in your inbox. You can instead add events  to your calendar.

We recommend creating folders for “purchases,” “events” and “travel,” where you can store things like airline confirmations, hotel reservations, concert tickets or restaurant booking.

3. Open With Caution

You can’t reply to everything, so concentrate on what matters at the right time, and reply to the rest later.  Be honest about your priorities and set realistic time expectations. Use your gut instinct about which s deserve a response and which deserve to be deleted — it can be hard, but learning when to say no is crucial. Less is always more  so get into the practice of sending short concise s, not an essay, a thesis paper, or a book. Simple bullets are great.

You Need to Be Mature in Your Decisions and Be Wise Enough to Delete the s You Don’t Want.

4. The

20% of our s will consume 80% of our time. Don’t fight it. Instead  quickly handle the remaining 80% by quickly  responding to new messages that can be answered in two or less minutes. Then other  messages that require more than two minutes to answer to a separate “requires response” folder. Also try to periodically throughout the day, perhaps at the top of each hour and don’t leave the client open.

5. Be True

Honesty is the best policy in adopting “inbox zero”. Be honest about your priorities and set realistic time expectations. Use your gut instinct about which s deserve a response and which deserve to be deleted — it can be hard, but learning when to say no is crucial in achieving inbox zero.

Six Inbox Folders You’ll Need  

  1. Weekly Review: For s, we don’t need to read immediately, but should review by the end of the week.
  2. Backlog: For s that simply aren’t a current priority that we should revisit eventually.
  3. Action Required: For s that require us to complete a task or follow up.
  4. Awaiting Response: For s that we expect important responses to.
  5. Delegated: For s, we’ve delegated to others.
  6. Archived: For s, we want out of our inbox without deleting them entirely.

Say bye to inbox infinity and hello to inbox zero. Remeber designed us to create wealth, to produce wealth; he designed us to be productive people. wants you to be productive, and his plan for your life includes wealth creation – not wealth redistribution.

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