3 Ways You’ll Win the War Against Your Email Inbox

When you’re trying to stay organized there’s nothing worse than an untidy inbox.

New message

And even the most organized professionals have trouble keeping their email in check – whether you’re in the office or relaxing at home after hours, the messages don’t stop coming.

How many emails are usually waiting each time you check your inbox? And doesn’t it feel like you’re checking and responding to messages all day long? Don’t get frustrated just yet.

Winning the Inbox War

Following some tips will help to make sense of all the clutter. First of all, experts say you need to limit your “email time” to just two or three times a day. It’ll help keep you from obsessively checking in and wasting time at multiple points throughout your day.

Start with that and then try these tips:

  • Keep it short.

Keep your emails short! For your sake and the sake of whoever is on the receiving end, just get right to whatever point it is that you’re trying to make.

  • Use IMs.

Instant messaging will help in a number of ways. First of all, they’re fast and direct. Secondly you’ll save a lot of clutter from suffocating your inbox if you’re using instant messages whenever possible. Whenever you can use a call or IM rather than emailing, do it.

  • Control your inbox (not the other way around)

Don’t let your inbox control you. Make a list of priority items that you need done each day: with a list to focus on, you’ll stop wandering back to your inbox so often for guidance. If you make your email your to-do list, you’re following everyone else’s agenda instead of your own.

Keeping control of your inbox clutter – and how much you let it control you – is all up to you.

For more helpful business IT tips and tricks, contact Pulse Business Solutions at info@pulsebizsolutions.com or by phone at (239) 676-6679.

Yes! I'm looking for the best IT services to support my business
 
Clients Feedback

After switching to Pulse, we were pleased to know that our IT service bills were consistent and fixed fee each month. This part was huge because finally we could plan and budget for our IT service expenses. We also appreciated the fact that Pulse would dispatch experienced technicians based on the issue at hand resulting in faster resolution of problems that arose. One of the most valuable parts of working with Pulse is that I know there will be a quick and appropriate resolution to any issue that we experience. This process gives me peace of mind because like most small businesses, we need quick and efficient responses to any and every system issue we may face. Pulse’s consistency and dependability in service is unparalleled to providers we’ve had in the past.

Consistent and Dependable
-Non-Profit Organization
Fort Myers, FL
read more»