Clearing the Inbox is Good for the Soul

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You’ve seen this graphic floating around, right?  It’s so true.  I am the one on the right.

Except my indox has upwards of 35,000 emails.  35,000!!!!  That’s ridiculous.  It started off just thinking – oh I’ll read this later and then 400 email subscriptions later, it’s out of control.    I think it also makes me want to buy things.  All the emails with the sales – the SALES!!  Ahhh…I DO need more polos at 50% off for the kids – they only have 20 each!

And look at all the household wares at Overstock!  That solid white couch will look great in my dream living room that I don’t have, better keep that email…

I don’t really know if it takes up a huge amount of space on my phone or anything but for some reason it weighs on my soul! Like – on my death bed – I’ll be wishing I had gotten around to clearing out my email inbox! And I feel shame – I don’t want anyone to see my phone for fear they will judge me for the ridiculous number of unread emails.  Can I get an amen?  Anyone?

Ok, maybe it’s just me.  But I feel like it’s just to far gone now but this is the email I do use most so I don’t want to just chuck it and start over.  There’s so much attached to it and I don’t even remember all the accounts that are connected so best to keep it.  SO!

Everyday, starting…today.  I am going to take 5 minutes (give or take) and unsubscribe from everything that came in that day.  Then I will take 3 minutes and delete for 3 whole minutes.  Let’s see how long it takes me to get rid of 35,000 emails.

I am anticipating a feeling of relief, elation, and great satisfaction. Perhaps I shall even bake myself a celebratory cake.  It will be an empty inbox party to rival all others.  I will send you an evite.

 

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