Want to feel more organized? Try cleaning out your inbox. Sometimes, just opening a messy list of emails can make your stress levels rise. Over at Zen Habits, there’s a great post on how to clean out your inbox.
I clean out my inbox a few times each year. I try to file and flag messages as I receive them. However, as I write this, I have almost 1200 messages and 90 unread ones. I use my email as a paper trail, so I don’t delete very often. But there’s no reason for me to have 1200 messages in my inbox. And I know I’ve actually read most of the unread messages, flagged them as unread, and flagged them for review at a later date. This isn’t the best system I could be using. So perhaps I’ll try to tackle the inbox over the next few weeks.