Course Library Forums I Challenge You! Inbox Zero in One Week Re: Inbox Zero in One Week

  • Jarrod Robinson

    January 19, 2016 at 12:09 pm
    LoriannMinka, post: 234, member: 99 wrote:
    Tried Inbox 0 over the summer, unsubscribed to many, but have since subscribed to more than I had before I unsubscribed. It’s time to get serious and my 1 week starts now!! Will give an update next Tuesday morning… as my accountability piece!! Have a great week and new semester for those of you that switch!!

    Ok – Active Inbox is cool, but not essential to you being able to achieve it.

    Follow these steps and you’ve got the entire toolkit to make it happen

    • Turn all notifications off and don’t leave the email client open.
    • Process email in blocks throughout the day, for me this morning, sometimes lunch and evening. On the weekends, it usually moves to once per day.
    • First delete or archive as many new messages as possible. You can also unsubscribe to newsletters you don’t read
    • You should forward what can be best answered by someone else to someone else.
    • Immediately respond to any new messages that can be responded to in two minutes or less.
    • Move new messages that require more than two minutes to answer — and messages that can be answered later — to a separate “requires response” folder. This is what ‘Active Inbox’ automates for me.
    • Set aside time each day to respond to email in the “requires response” folder. I process this folder at the end of the day.