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Here's How You Do It

Posted on February 18, 2005 by Sarah Eaton.

Peter from BeConnected recently brought up some interesting questions and ideas in response to my post about distraction.  Being a bit obsessive (as may be evidenced by my love/hate relationship with my email auto-notifier), I did some more research.

Here's what Merlin Mann over at 43 folders says to do to simplify an unhealthy relationship with your email in-box:

The critical point, as ever, is to focus on action and not on the administration and housekeeping. If the action is just a response, respond. If it requires more than a return email, either do it or get it in your “next actions” and keep moving.

He lines up some specific actions for you to take to stay in control of the inevitable overflow.

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