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More Time for You: A Powerful System to Organize Your Work and Get Things Done by Alesia Latson, Rosemary Tator

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BACK ON THE TRIAGE WAGON

It’s at the end of the day and there are an additional thirty unanswered messages in your inbox and sixteen messages to answer in the Respond Today folder. There will be times when you fall behind in triaging your e-mail. Don’t panic. All you need to do is create a weekly stopgap time where you empty your inbox and get caught up. This practice gives you a fresh start each week and sets you up to be the master of your inbox rather than the victim of it.

If you have e-mail messages that have been sitting in your inbox for a week or two and you aren’t doing anything about them, you might as well move them to your Someday folder. That way if you need them, you can easily find them there. It’s not bogging you down—you are ...

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