Step 9: Budget time to sort email.
Too many people underestimate the amount of time sorting their email will consume. However, email is becoming an increasingly significant part of most people’s work that requires systematic and continuous attention. Sorting email-delivered tasks must be included in the daily schedule that is planned in Step 8.
Figure out the amount of time you’ll need to spend sorting emails each day, and set aside that time on your schedule or to-do list like any other business task.
This is why it is important to go in and retrieve your email at spaced intervals. This program doesn't really work if you go in there every 10 minutes... We like to suggest 5 times a day for the average business. Yup.
Plan to sort. Don't pretend it ain't there.
You can do it!