4 responses

  1. David Thomas
    August 7, 2014

    I’m a fan of Inbox Zero and use a two-folder approach: Action & Archive. I previously created folders for every project I worked on and kept email content organized that way. Now that search has become so powerful, I no longer have to do this.

    I’ve also heeded the excellent email advice from the Manager Tools podcasts:
    http://www.manager-tools.com/2013/03/email-three-times-a-day-part-1
    http://www.manager-tools.com/2005/09/got-email
    here are a few more:
    http://www.manager-tools.com/category/navigator/communication/email

  2. Michele Weigle
    August 7, 2014

    I have the same problem. And, it compounds when you’re Graduate Program Director as well as trying to get research done. Love the idea of pause days. Maybe I’ll try it out during my research leave in the Fall. =)

  3. Andy D
    August 13, 2014

    Configure a small scheduled task which sends you an email once per week, saying “go do one day of research”.

  4. Akash
    September 24, 2014

    Read Getting Things Done by David Allen. It is a comprehensive approach to managing all the to do’s in your life. Inbox zero is one component of GTD.

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