I am drowning in emails I don’t want to read.
I remember the days in Armenia, sitting at my computer, compulsively refreshing my email, hoping someone had sent me something. Anything. Just looking for that link to the outside world.
Since I’ve been back in America, however, I am less than excited to check my email, and it’s been building. And building. And building.
I don’t know how to keep up and stay caught up. Getting to my email seems like a chore, and the more I put it off, the worse it gets.
The thing is, it doesn’t seem like there’s anything important in there. I usually do a skim of the emails and don’t see anything that stands out as a MUST READ, especially not a MUST READ RIGHT AWAY. Since I don’t have to read it right away, I don’t, which means it gets buried and then I forget about it.
I am signed up for a couple e-newsletters that I thought I wanted, but they are so buried in the junk mail that I have lost interest in them as well. When I finally get to cleaning up my email, I just select everything and put it all in the trash in one fell swoop. When I don’t have to think about what I’m deleting and what I’m possibly missing out on, it’s much easier.
It’s crazy! And it’s sad, because I know there are a few personal emails in there that I’m completely ignoring because it’s so draining to open my inbox and sort through it.
I know I’m not the only one with hundreds of unread emails. What do other people do? Now that I don’t have all the time in the world as I did in Armenia, I realize I don’t actually want to get lots of emails every day.
Please comment below and tell me if you know any tricks to trimming down the email overwhelm.
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