I don't mean to suggest that email is not a powerful or efficient tool. But like most tools, its value depends on how we use it. To make email a more powerful and efficient tool, I suggest three main strategies.
I've been thinking about email's death crawl. Surely it's on its way out as a daily communication tool, but the rate of its death seems to differ from person to person. Moving out of your head and your inbox, and into a more active communication with others is a healthier way to understand your relationships and the world.
I was finding myself preoccupied with checking my phone at all hours of the waking day. Since I believe in the power of the mind and one's capacity to identify a problem and create a solution, I created a treatment plan, or better yet, a life plan, with the soul purpose of overcoming Inboxitis.
Whenever I start to give in to the itch and the urge to miss my ex-boyfriend, I can just type his name in the Gmail search bar and see just exactly how our relationship unfolded. Threads of 'I want to break up with you' emails will resurface -- and to put a cherry on top of disaster, a play-by-play of our final words. Woo-hoo!
Not all emails are created equal. While the note from your boss holds more weight than your exotic-spice-of-the-day newsletter
It's good to know that even with all that is going wrong in our country, random girls on the internet are still messaging through social networks to tell me how attractive I am.