How do you manage your email? Mine is out of control.
We don’t. :(
Ours is also out of control.
#2 once tried inbox zero and it worked for like 6 hours, maybe.
#1 has emails from 2016 still in the bottom of her inbox. Don’t be like #1.
When times are good, #1 attends to her inbox but leaves stuff in there as sort of a to-do list. When times are bad, everything gets converted to Last In First Out and things get buried for years. This is no good. Usually at some point #1 has to start scheduling an hour of going through email each day until she has scooped herself out to some reasonable point in time. But it’s like shoveling during a snow-storm. Ugh.
#1 has also given up on reading weekly newsletters of any sort– there’s a folder that says, “Research to read” that every week she puts all the journal and working papers emails in to read. She used to read those every week, but now they just go in the bucket. She feels bad about this and behind on what is going on in the field. But… sometimes you have to triage.
Grumpy Nation: How do you manage your email?