Today we’re all wearing multiple hats and there’s so much to do, including answering an overload of email.  It may seem at times that your inbox is out of control and has a life of its own.  Believe it or not, you can get a handle on it and manage it effectively.

An overloaded inbox is a form of electronic clutter.  One thing I always tell people is to not check email first thing in the morning.  It’s one of the worst things you can do when it comes to being productive.   Instead, check your email 1.5-2 hours after you start your day.  This gives you time to tackle one of your top priority tasks instead, which will have you off to a great start and on your way to a productive day.