I made myself a rule for email a couple of weeks ago:
The inbox will be smaller each time I check my mail.
I eventually agreed that the rule doesn’t apply when I’m sending a new message out; this keeps my workflow productive and simple. I’m checking email less often and my inbox is now at 16 messages. Win.
I’m not at rock bottom, because a few of the messages are important but hard to move (things that will take concerted effort over time to finish), but I’ll get there eventually.
© 2011 Scott Wiersdorf