Do you have over 100 unread emails in your inbox? Do you feel overwhelmed when you see that number on your phone or when you log into your email? Do you feel violated when a company asks for your email address? Are you skeptical that an organisation only wants your email address to send you junk?
This week I have been reminded of the power emails have on our lives. Email is now a primary way of communicating. There is less and less snail mail. Our bills come to our email, some friends and family want to communicate via email, company after company asks for our email address….
I was recently reading a blog from WideOpenCoaching.com where the blogger was asked “how do you deal with email overload?” As I continued to read and then read further articles I was reminded of the stress that we allow email to have on us.
I believe that everything is a choice. Therefore so are emails and how we deal with them (or not deal with them).
So my self care tip for this week is to review how you deal with emails. To start with, delete those emails you haven’t looked at for the past 4 weeks (as you probably will never read them!) Michael Hyatt has some good suggestions of how to do this. See his article here.
Secondly, unsubscribe from those organisations emails that you are not, or no longer interested in. It’s not hard to unsubscribe, simply scroll to the bottom of the email and click the unsubscribe button.
Go ahead… take the step today. Delete emails regularly (daily!) and Unsubscribe from unwanted emails.
You can do it. I believe in you.
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