If getting organized is one of your resolutions, let me give you a hand.
A year ago I began implementing the concept of "Inbox Zero." This concept is proposed by productivity blogger and expert Merlin Mann. He was even invited by Google to come and share his ideas with Googlers at the Googlplex in Mountain View, California. If you haven't watched the video, I would recommend it.
The basic premise of Inbox Zero is as follows:
Each morning, millions of people open up their email to figure out what they need to do today. This is a grave mistake as urgen (but not important) things typically fill up our inboxes. You need to prioritize. You need a plan. Don't be a slave to your inbox!
When an email comes in, it needs to be processed. There are many ways you can process your email. The fewer options you have, the better. I have three options:
- Add to calendar
- Add to task list
Gmail makes this very simple to do. Here's how