You open your inbox for the first time in the day and there are 98 new messages; they’re from mom and dad, clients, that friend from high school who just found you on Facebook, a few stray spam messages and so on. Even if you spend an average of just 1 minute per message that’ll add up to more than an hour and a half. You just don’t have that much time to spare right now. So what do you do?
- Look for important messages now and leave the rest for later?
- Employ The Two Minute Rule; taking care of the ones that matter right now and defer the ones that don’t?
- Read them all now and reply to them all later?
What’s your routine for checking email?