Get a life outside of Email

Email is King. But don't let the king rule you. Don't depend on your email. Don't be re-active but pro-active and decide how to deal with email - it's the first part of the series:
Question: How do you get a life outside of email? Does Email rule you or do you rule email?

Posted on Monday, July 28, 2008 (email,show)

Nov 10, 2009 13:19
Good 2 minute show ! I use 2 of the tips (no sorting in many folders, no preview). I did not yet disable the email notification, I may try it. Another think I do is to have 5 folders as defined in GTD. @Inbox, where email comes @action : email waiting an action from me @waiting-for : email for which I'm waiting an answer @review/read @done : all the "finished email" Few times in the day, I scan my inbox, and according to GTD method, I dispatch in the good folder ( action / waiting for/to read / done), or I answer (if less than 2 minutes). So in fact, all my messages are in @done, and the challenge is to keep the others empty. I works for me. ps : your 2 minutes show is ... a 3 minutes show today !
Michael Sliwinski
Jan 13, 2010 10:01
I like your folder setup with email. I'll think about the waiting-for folder which makes a perfect sense. I put review/read with action as my [reply] folder together. @done is my Gmail arichve. Thanks for your great comment. My newest video in 2010 is exactly 2 minutes... and I'll try to make sure to keep them only 2 minutes long.
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