Losing Mental Weight: Purging Email Subscriptions

I tend to sign up for email lists, and most of the time it works okay, since people and companies are getting smarter about not selling their lists. But after a while I start to notice more and more unsolicited emails. Then I go on a purge, unsubscribing from every...

A Corner of Your Own

Virginia Woolf famously said “a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.” We all need a place to call our own, be it a whole room or simply a desk and computer that is completely our own, not shared with anyone. When I was...

Creating and Using Checklists

Along with David Allen, I am a big believer in checklists. This is what Allen says: Get comfortable with checklists, both ad hoc and more permanent. Be ready to create and eliminate them as required. Make sure you have an easily accessed place to put a new list that’s...

Inbox 0

That is my email goal each day and I reach it within 20 minutes. I glance at each email header. Many of them I can swipe immediately to trash. The rest are skimmed and sent to one of my folders. If the action requested takes less than 2 minutes, I do it. This is one...