12 Smart Habits to Help You Manage Your Email Inbox for Good
We all rely on email for instant correspondence—and assurance that our Amazon package is, in fact, on its way. But it's safe to say, for all its laudable perks, your email inbox can quickly turn into the bane of your existence if left unchecked. And the sight of a cluttered inbox is an immediate stressor pretty much everyone.
Regularly checking email is an everyday task that's impossible to avoid, and no matter how diligent you are in hitting "reply all," managing a mounting email inbox is easier said than done. And if you're less diligent—as in, you're more prone to letting your emails pile up unaddressed—that lack of inbox organization (and the anxiety of being in email debt) is likely affecting your productivity more than you realize. Luckily there's a way out of the chaotic inbox hole. In an effort to better manage our unruly inboxes, we tapped productivity pros for time-saving (read: life-saving) email management hacks that'll bring us that much closer to the seemingly elusive Inbox Zero.