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Stop Endlessly Checking Your Email
Save Time by Setting Healthy Boundaries with your Inbox
I don’t know about you but I’ve been hit by the decluttering bug. I’m starting small with my inbox and starting June 4th, I’m hosting a FREE 7-Day Closet Cleanse over on Facebook. Click here to join other Wellthy Mamas and start your journey towards walking into a peaceful space each morning with clothes that make you feel like your best and beautiful self. Okay, back to digital decluttering…
With all the progress in the digital realm, we’ve gained efficiencies in so many areas but one thing that can be hard to keep up with is email. Endlessly checking emails can waste precious time and impact our productivity and well-being. Email overwhelm will put a damper on your hot girl summer plans so let’s do something about that annoying digital clutter!
When you think about email, write down the first word that comes to mind. If that word isn’t positive, take a moment to reflect on your current email habits. How often do you find yourself checking your email? Do you feel overwhelmed by the flood of messages that enter your inbox? Understanding the impact email could be having on your emotional and mental state is a great motivator to creating a new habit.
Are you ready to set some boundaries? Instead of constantly checking your inbox, I want you to make a commitment to establish specific email checkpoints throughout the day. Designate time slots, such as first thing in the morning, midday, and before wrapping up work, for checking and responding to emails. Eliminate sneaking a peek at your inbox outside of these designated times. Pick a time and put it on your calendar as a recurring daily event. Then sit back and live your best email-free life. Don’t let those notifications pull you back in. Remember, you're the one in control here!
Did you know, according to a study by Atlassian, employees spend approximately 4.1 hours per day checking and responding to emails? For working mothers juggling multiple responsibilities, these time-wasting activities can significantly reduce your available time for focused work, resulting in decreased productivity and increased stress and guilt. By learning how much time is actually wasted managing email, you can start the journey towards reclaiming your time. For 5 other common time wasting activities, check out my youtube video Are You Making These 5 Time-Wasting Mistakes? How Working Moms Can Save 20 Hours a Week!
To help you on your email management journey, I’ve been loving two tools in particular. The first is "Unroll.me," a service that consolidates subscription emails into a single daily digest, giving you greater control over your inbox. If you’re a Gmail user and a little weary about using a third party, then go into the search bar of Gmail, type "Unsubscribe" and click enter. You’ll be able to see all the emails that are newsletters or promotions. You can go through manually and unsubscribe from newsletters that no longer serve you. Hopefully, my newsletter isn’t one of them 😂
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