This exercise has been one of perseverance. Cleaning out my inbox isn’t the most exciting thing to do but it’s necessary. Email clutter is no different from physical clutter in the impact it has on our energy.
I believe the longer you stick with something, the more you learn. I’m not an expert with Gmail, but I do learn by experience. I happened upon the knowledge of how to search for only unread messages in my inbox this morning. And what happened? I rocked out the deletion of 3,840 unread emails and 4,167 total emails!! How does it feel? AMAZING! I also setup more file folders for organization (too many to list). I can’t remember when I had this few unread emails to look at. This is going to be a good day!
It’s important to set goals. My next goal is to tackle the total number of emails.