How To Take Control Of Your Inbox

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Taking the first steps to decluttering your inbox can be daunting. But, having an organised inbox is really important, especially at work. On average, more than 25% of a worker's day is spent answering and reading emails so it's a sure thing that adding some structure to your inbox will allow you to spend less time sorting, reading and replying to emails and more time focusing on what really matters!

Here's our 4 top tips on how to control your Inbox.

1. ORGANISE  

Ditch the ‘I’ll do it later’ attitude and start organising your emails as soon as they hit your inbox. Creating folders and categories will allow you to transfer your emails into the corresponding folder as soon as you receive them. When creating folders be methodical. Start by creating broad folders such as ‘clients’ and then within them, create subfolders. The better your filing system, the easier it will be for you to swiftly locate the emails or files you need.

Top tip: set yourself a limit of how many emails are allowed to be in your Inbox before they are filed. This will ensure you keep on top of your filing.

2. DELETE

It’s time to stop hoarding emails you don’t need!

As soon as you have finished reading an email, decide what to do with it - File or delete? If it doesn’t require a response or contain any information you will need in the future, there is absolutely no need to keep it. For the few that you are unsure about, Gmail users can ‘Archive’ them, meaning they will still be retrievable, but won’t be clogging up your inbox, it’s a win win!

3. UNSUBSCRIBE

If you find yourself deleting the same emails over and over, it’s time to unsubscribe. Receiving daily emails from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc are unnecessary and do nothing but distract you and disguise your important emails. Either unsubscribe completely or alter the settings on your account so you only receive notifications you need to see. Promotions from e-commerce sites or newsletters you tell yourself you will read but never do, also need to go! “Exclusive” deals and promotions usually aren’t exclusive and are easily traceable on Google, so do yourself a favour and unsubscribe. Chances are, you would never have used them anyway!

4. CREATE “RULES”

Let your inbox do the work for you and create rules for your email programme to automatically perform when you receive an email. Setting your account to move your emails to either according files or trash will save you a lot of time, making the dreaded task of tackling your inbox every day a walk in the park! 

A cluttered email inbox can really hinder productivity by preventing you from maximising your time, distract you from obligations and in some cases, cause you to miss important emails. Following these simple steps will ensure your working day is a lot less-stressful and a lot more productive!

We'd love to know any top tips you have for filing your emails! Make sure you comment below so we can take our inbox OCD to the next level!

Make sure you DM/email us with any questions - we'd love to hear from you!

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After blood, sweat and a few tears (because let’s be real there’s always tears 😂) I have finally got my course written and ready for Wednesday. I have so many people to thank for helping me over the past month with my workshop. I also never knew organising an event would be so difficult but there’s only good days ahead because now I’ve written the course I will only have to adapt and deliver it in the future! Planning the next one for end of January so stay tuned.
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And...I’m very pleased to announce that the workbook will be available to buy online very soon. More details to follow...
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In the mean time I’m looking forward to soaking up the whole experience of this week and learning from it - because nothing runs smoothly in real life and our mistakes are the best way to learn! 💕✨
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Just tagging a few people who have pushed me forward and given me the gusto to finally get my course out there. Thank you thank you thank you 🙏🏻
This week is brought to you by...coffee 🙃
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Busy putting together the last pieces of the puzzle for our workshop next week! If you’d still like to come - the branding session is now being run in the morning and digital marketing in the afternoon. Why? Because after writing the course it has made much more sense to teach it that way around! 😀
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Come join me and @sassydigital for a whole or half a day, plenty of learning, lots of other awesome women, some ridiculous food by @po_ten_cy and plenty of surprises! Link is in my bio - let me know if you can come 😘
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Full disclosure... I had to photoshop the graphic in because the bloomin’ digital screens ruined my insta snap 🤦🏼‍♀️ swipe right to see why 😂
Hey peeps 👋🏼 Lucy here from the top of a mountain in Austria! This morning Rob and I did something I never thought we would do together and hiked up a mountain. Now we’re sitting with a coffee I thought it would be the perfect time to let you know that I’m going to be speaking at @bloggersslay giving a chat all about Instagram and your personal branding. . Depending on how long you’ve followed along for you’ll know that I’m not about the followers I’m about the dolla. Who cares if you have 10k if you’re not making any sales or money? . These days it’s so important to think about the bigger picture - Learn how to captivate people first, serve your existing audience and the new customers (and followers) will come! . How do you do this I hear you ask? By getting your personal branding right - and that’s exactly what I’ll be teaching bloggers at the event! And if you want to know how to achieve this for your business there’s still tickets left for our @sassydigital branding and social media workshop on 3rd October - link in my bio 💁🏼‍♀️

Hey peeps 👋🏼 Lucy here from the top of a mountain in Austria! This morning Rob and I did something I never thought we would do together and hiked up a mountain. Now we’re sitting with a coffee I thought it would be the perfect time to let you know that I’m going to be speaking at @bloggersslay giving a chat all about Instagram and your personal branding. . Depending on how long you’ve followed along for you’ll know that I’m not about the followers I’m about the dolla. Who cares if you have 10k if you’re not making any sales or money? . These days it’s so important to think about the bigger picture - Learn how to captivate people first, serve your existing audience and the new customers (and followers) will come! . How do you do this I hear you ask? By getting your personal branding right - and that’s exactly what I’ll be teaching bloggers at the event! And if you want to know how to achieve this for your business there’s still tickets left for our @sassydigital branding and social media workshop on 3rd October - link in my bio 💁🏼‍♀️

Hey peeps 👋🏼 Lucy here from the top of a mountain in Austria! This morning Rob and I did something I never thought we would do together and hiked up a mountain. Now we’re sitting with a coffee I thought it would be the perfect time to let you know that I’m going to be speaking at @bloggersslay giving a chat all about Instagram and your personal branding.
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Depending on how long you’ve followed along for you’ll know that I’m not about the followers I’m about the dolla. Who cares if you have 10k if you’re not making any sales or money?
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These days it’s so important to think about the bigger picture -
Learn how to captivate people first, serve your existing audience and the new customers (and followers) will come!
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How do you do this I hear you ask? By getting your personal branding right - and that’s exactly what I’ll be teaching bloggers at the event! And if you want to know how to achieve this for your business there’s still tickets left for our @sassydigital branding and social media workshop on 3rd October - link in my bio 💁🏼‍♀️
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I’m such a freak with animals I’m drawn to them, I walk into a room and I can sense when there’s an animal in there. So to spend my morning with hundreds of cows is me living my best life 😍
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We’re at a festival in Austria today where the farmers bring the cows down from the mountain for Winter ❄️ if you swipe to see the stampede, they’ve been herding them at that speed for 10km before they arrived!
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Let’s hope after a few drinks that I can speak German...🍻

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If I keep telling myself this is a working holiday enough times maybe it will come true 🤷🏼‍♀️
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In reality I was up since 7.30 doing work and sending emails. All about that balance - it’s not as glamorous as it seems but it does the trick!
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Now we are lying on a gorgeous hidden beach which our little red Fiat 500 managed to get us to after some steep winding through the mountains (although stay tuned to see if we manage to get back up again 😂)
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