Reading Time: 9 Minutes Let’s face it, we’re all busy. We always have something going on, and not enough time in the day to do everything we want. It’s especially hard finding the time to do something we may not want to do, but we know is good for us. One of the top reasons […]
I was first introduced to the concept of Inbox Zero by watching the above video of Merlin Mann speaking at Google.
Before, I had never really thought about email. Sure, I used Gmail every day, in fact many times a day, but I didn’t think about how I used it. I, probably like many of you, was guilty of everything Merlin spoke about in the video. I had three email accounts, each open in separate tabs, which I constantly flipped through and checked every five minutes, no matter what I was doing. Even worse, I had no idea what I even had in any of my three inboxes. I wasted too much time scrolling through thousands of emails and information I no longer needed, just to find that one email or small detail that I was looking for.
I never thought of it as a problem, because I simply never thought of it. But as soon as I saw the video, I knew that I needed a change.