Inbox Zero

Inbox Zero

The Inbox Zero concept, invented by Merlin Mann, consists of regularly reaching a state in which all incoming items have been processed, sorted, categorized, etc.

Not only does the method lead to a great rewarding moment in which you feel like you're in control, it most importantly forces you to take a decision on items that have been hanging in your inbox for some time.

This act of making a decision is often what you need to get it done, following the a.k.a the 80/20 rule.

Being for an inbox of emails or tasks, the same process is applied and goes as follows. For every task in your inbox, go through the following steps:

  1. 🧽 If the task is no longer relevant, archive it (⌘A)
  2. ✅ If the task takes less than 2 minutes to perform, do it right away and mark it as done (⌘A)
  3. 📅 If the task needs time, schedule it (⌘S) for a day for you to work on
  4. 🔄 Repeat this process until you reach Inbox Zero

We recommend performing the actions above through the

to get used to them and be more efficient in the future.

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