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.
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:
- 02-This Week
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