Mailboxed In

“New and unfiled messages” is the wrong default view for your mailbox. It triggers a spike of anxiety every time you open your email app. No wonder so many of us dread our inboxes.

Better to start with a view of only those emails that we have already decided will need our attention. After that, we can check our inboxes for anything left to process. Imagine escaping the reflexive inbox checks in favor of only deliberate and productive engagement.

How would you rearrange your email experience to have this? What else in your life could you de-stress this way? How could you make such changes today?