How’s your email inbox looking? You’re at “inbox zero,” right? Thought so. I honestly have no idea what my gmail inbox looks like if I had no emails. I’ve never ever seen it. For me, that’s an unreasonable goal unless I let everything else in my life drop to a lower priority. Inbox zero? Not so important.
What is more important? To make mental space. To only get the important stuff and the good stuff in your inbox. Not the many many emails that drag you down instead.
I have a bad habit of checking my email when I first wake up. I know I’m not alone in this. The amount of newsletters, sales, networking emails, and articles sometimes makes me feel like I’m drowning before my day even officially starts. I have so much coming in, there is no possible way I can keep up. But I have FOMO (fear of missing out!). I want to read all.the.things. Remember when I talked about Strengthsfinder? One of my strengths is Input which means it is a strength of mine to collect information that I might need some day. (Really, ask me any topic!) My inbox tells me the downside of this “strength.”
So what is the answer? Unsubscribe. I challenge you to immediately go hit unsubscribe on everything but the absolute best of emails and newsletters that lift you up. To be more efficient, you could even use a service like Unroll.me. A few swipes and it’s all cleaned up! What will you do with all the time you’ve saved?!?