As a part of my 2015 decluttering goals, I scheduled week #3 to be decluttering my email inboxes. I posted my results after my first round of decluttering, but I didn’t make huge progress, so I left is as a sort of “to be completed and maintained” type of task. I have just recently totally changed up my email process, so I thought it was about time to do a quick follow up post.
My original total of emails was: 9300 + 1000 + 100 + 100 + 30 = 10530
After my first round of decluttering my total was: 6170 + 850 + 0 + 20 + 20 = 7060
And then Alicia from Financial Diffraction (who is no longer blogging it appears) introduced me to the Email Game. It changed my email decluttering task from boring and monotonous, to a game to get points. I like points. 🙂
It worked for a while, and I was slowly bringing down my total… but then I got lazy… and well… I stopped playing the game and stopped deleting emails and just started letting them add up again… Every so often I’d take some time to delete emails, but most of the time, I’d just let them accumulate…
But that has all changed now! Last week, while I was finally attempting to finish reading the “Getting Things Done” book by David Allen, I decided to check the totals again to see where I stand, and start implementing the GTD process with my emails. (Side note, I once again did not finish reading the book before I had to return it to the library…) Continue reading