I recently returned from a nearly 3 week road-trip with the family through some of Europe. I predictably returned to an over-full email inbox. One of the downsides of a digital inbox of course is that it’s never actually full but it can become overwhelming. By some standards mine was relatively light but wading through 250+ emails was still a significant effort. As I ploughed through I noticed that most of them were not from actual people but were mostly newsletter lists, subscription lists, companies, membership rewards and so on.…

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Changing how I manage email

Sometime ago I began to deal with the cluttered digital world that I was inhabiting and make some changes. One of the big areas of life for me, and I guess many of you is handling email. Emails from multiple accounts would come in, dozens a day not including spam and some would sit in my inbox until they became obsolete. I was often overwhelmed by the daily intake of emails. Email, instead of being a tool of productivity was effectively killing it (or at least any positive energy I had…

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