Inbox fatigue - How to tackle it

Inbox fatigue, we’ve all had it. As you log into your account you’re met with thousands and thousands of emails. Yet, even when you delete some the number seems to double. To help you get back in control, Radar has compiled a list of top tips.

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Inbox fatigue, we’ve all had it. As you log into your account you’re met with thousands and thousands of emails. Yet, even when you delete some the number seems to double. It’s a frustrating and overwhelming situation to be in. To help you get back in control of your inbox, Radar has compiled a list of handy techniques. 

The ‘3, 2, 1’ Rule
A useful technique many use is the ‘3,2,1’ rule. For three times a day, spend twenty one minutes organising your inbox. This allows you to stay organised without the task taking over your life. 

‘Keep, Delete, Delegate’ 
For each email choose to either keep, delete or delegate. Keep anything important, delete what you don’t need and delegate emails to others if it involves a task someone else can do. 

Love Your Labels 
In email inboxes you can create different labels and folders. Create folders that relate to the themes of your emails (e.g. ‘Receipts’, ‘Holidays’). Move the emails from your inbox directly into their correlating folder. This will clear your inbox up, whilst also making it much easier to find important items. 

Unsubscribe
A lot of your inbox will be promotional emails from businesses. Whilst it’s a great marketing tool, it’s not so inbox-friendly. To unsubscribe from these emails there will most likely be an unsubscribe button at the bottom of the email as a hyperlink, click this. 

An empty inbox can help you feel more organised, decreasing stress and increasing motivation. When starting to tackle your inbox, it may feel like a mammoth task. However, these easy and effective tips will help you get back in control without requiring a lot of time. 
 

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