Sketchbook Update: Monday Morning Inbox


I just got back from our family vacation over a four-day weekend. Naturally there was a ton of email to dig through. I’ve been working on it most of the day and still am not done. This is what it feels like.

Keeping On Top Of The Clutter

I’m slowly getting over a monster cold, which means work is piling up and my to-do list is growing whiskers. It doesn’t help that, like many creative types, my ducks aren’t always in a perfect row. Fortunately a few months ago I put a simple system in place that has helped me stay (mostly) organized and will go a long way towards helping me get back on track with minimal hassle. Let’s call it a “three folder system”, unless I can come up with a cheezier name.

I wish I could remember where I got this idea (probably a blog). Using my email inbox as an example, here’s how it works:

In my email program I’ve created three folders:

  • 01-Today!
  • 02-This Week
  • 03-Whenever

Since my folders are alphabetized, the numbers in front of the folder names ensure that these three folders stay at the top of the list.Read More