As a continuation to the lesson on 'Inbox Zero,' Zack demonstrates the process of declaring email bankruptcy—for when your inbox becomes so unmanageable and disorganized that starting over is the only option. This includes understanding how far back to archive your messages, how to sort properly by important senders, and knowing which emails to take action on first.
- [Instructor] Here is the reality,…we get a ton of email,…and the last thing that you need…as an editor or a creative professional…is an inbox that's overflowing…with useless information…if you're trying to focus on today's task at hand.…The idea of inbox zero sure sounds awesome,…but how the heck do you get there,…if you have over 15,000 unread messages to process?…The simple answer…is you have to declare email bankruptcy…and start with a fresh slate…if you really want to develop a system…that will last going forwards.…
I was there too not so long ago.…When I decided to change my relationship to email,…I had over 26,000 emails in my inbox,…and now at my absolute busiest…my inbox will maybe have 75 to 100 messages,…but on any given day,…I don't have more than 20 or 30 messages…that haven't been properly acted upon.…But before we get you there,…we have to get you started.…Now, the first step to email bankruptcy,…is archiving all messages…that are older than a specific time period.…
That number could be roughly 30 to 60 days,…
- File management
- Time blocking
- Cleaning up your email inbox
- Organizing and prioritizing notifications
- Selecting apps to help you with task and time management
- Filtering email messages and paperwork
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