Step 5: Empty your inbox every time you view it.
Leaving email messages you have already read in your inbox is just as counter-productive as leaving old mail in the box at the end of your driveway. Yet people routinely leave received items in their inboxes, even after they have been read. This transforms the inbox into one enormous pending file.
Once you've committed to this new habit, you can watch your blood pressue go down... fast.
But what do you do with all of those emails? You sort them, NOT work 'em. And you put them somewhere else. Check out our next post for that...
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Happy emailing! Or should we say "e-sorting?"