Keep Your Inbox Trim

At the end of the day, you really shouldn’t have anything in your Outlook Inbox and here is why:

Stress: Emails in your inbox mean something is left undone. Every email should have one of the following five actions, thus meaning it shouldn’t be in your inbox at the end of the day

1. Discard the email (delete it, info isn’t useful so get rid of it)
2. Delegate the email (task it to someone, now, not tomorrow)
3. Take immediate action (if it will take 5 minutes or less to resolve, do it now)
4. File it permanently in a reference folder (don’t leave it in the inbox *see performance issues – *). Be sure to put it in a ‘non-default’ folder
5. File for follow-up (drag into tasks and create a ‘task/job’ from it)

Five ways to file your message