Top Tips to Manage Your Inbox

by Madeleine Borgersen

If you’re not off the grid chances are you have an email, maybe even a couple. Whether it’s 15 emails or 150 you’re waking up to in the morning these few tips will make it a little easier to manage your inbox and keep it under control.

Top Tips to Manage Your Inbox

1. Don’t Leave it Open

The first and most important tip to manage your inbox is to only check your inbox at set times during the day. I check it once in the morning, once after lunch and once before I leave the office.

Not only is closing down your email in between these times less distracting throughout the day but it also means that when you’re answering emails you’re in that zone. You’ll sort emails quicker and you’ll also reply more effectively.

This goes for your phone too. Turn off the notifications and only download emails when you plan to. There’s nothing worse than switching off for the day and then a sea of emails comes in with your phone beeping and buzzing constantly.

2 responses to “Top Tips to Manage Your Inbox”

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  2. Sarah says:

    Great tips! I think I’m going to start switching it off and just check it in the morning and evening – that’s such a great idea! I get so easily distracted by emails coming in while I’m working.

    Sarah | More Than Adored