Friday, November 17, 2017

Inbox Zero 2.0

In my previous post on Inbox Zero, I listed my top tips for emptying your inbox so you can focus on what you need to get done. However, you likely have more to do than you could possibly get done each day. Also, clearing out your inbox often leads to a full sent box, and no guarantee that your emails are being responded to or acted upon.

New Additions to My Inbox

I recently added a .To-Do folder to my Inbox and several sub-folders. Each sub-folder contains emails that pertain to tasks that I must perform Today or defer to Tomorrow, emails to which I am waiting for a response or some action, and emails pertaining to tasks I wish to perform "Zomeday" (so that is last in the order). This relatively simple folder system has magnified the clarity of an empty inbox, but adding another dimension: when

Your Inbox is Not Your To Do List

It should be no surprise that I have incorporated this system into Evernote as well. I have written a couple times about Evernote, my organizational tool of choice. Not all of my tasks are generated by email, so I rely on Evernote to capture and organize all of my tasks. This seems to fly in the face of the "Your Inbox is Your To Do List" ideology, but I see this as the next step in my email evolution. 

Stay well engineered,

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