Reading your email doesn’t have to be a daunting task that makes it too easy to procrastinate. By applying these 5 simple tips to your everyday routine, you will save yourself hours of time and lower your stress. The average worker spends around 30 hours a week checking email.
Unsubscribe, Unsubscribe, Unsubscribe!!
This simple step is easily skipped. Take the time as soon as you receive an unwanted promotional email to click “Unsubscribe” at the top or bottom of the email. This may take several days or weeks before you completely stop receiving these emails, but they will stop!
Browse your inbox and deal with any messages that can be deleted, unsubscribed, or responded to quickly. Then move on to the messages that
require more of your attention. Do not let messages sit in your inbox for more than 2 days without a response.
Organize Your Inbox
Use Folders and/or Labels to organize your email account. Once you have taken care of an email but still want to retain the email, simply move it to the designated folder. This will not only keep your inbox clean, but it will also allow you to more easily locate emails in the future.
If you find yourself sending the same types of responses over and over again, create a template. This will allow you to quickly improve your response time.
Set Aside Specific Times to Review Email
If possible, do not leave your email open. The distraction of incoming messages can be counter-productive. Instead, follow a schedule of set times to review and take care of your inbox. You can even go one step further and set aside a bit of time every week to double-check your efforts. Make sure your inbox is working for you.
By following these 5 simple tips, you can make your inbox more manageable and effectively manage your email.
Contact Schwab Virtual Assistant Services to help you get started or to take your inbox to the next level of organization.