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In my early administrative career, having a case of "the Mondays" was triggered more by the onslaught of weekend emails I received than the outlook of a full work week still ahead of me. I remember losing my mornings to sorting, delegating an even simply deleting my way through the virtual mountain of digital paperwork.
I trudged through my Monday email sorting for years (far too long) before I finally learned to use my email system to its fullest extent. Using simple tools you already have at hand in your email client (Outlook, Gmail, Apple Mail, etc.), you can eliminate much wasted time and frustration.
Using Folders, Rules and Filters. Using folders for your regular clients, projects, tasks and resources will remove clutter in your inbox while keeping all like files together. You can assign filters and rules to automate this process and save even more time!
Embrace the 4 Ds. Delete. Defer. Delegate. Do. This is a quick and easy to remember checklist will have you flying through the emails still remaining in your inbox.
Unsubscribe! You may not know how you ended up on a particular mailing list, but if the emails you're receiving from a particular distributor are becoming a nuisance or are no longer relevant to you, look for the unsubscribe link (with reputable e-marketing services, this link is typically located at the bottom of the message) to remove yourself from their distribution list.
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