I’m now taking a longer term view with simplifying the things in my life, however I’m becoming increasingly aware of how quickly time goes – its probably the countdown timer on my desktop!
I realise that life is too short to check 5 in boxes daily (read that as 4-5 times daily) and I have much better things to do, so I’ve finally organised my hotmail.
- I use hotmail as an email, I know its probably old fashioned, and I’m aware that gmail is excellent, however I’ve had my main hotmail address for years and I would be sad to see it go. The trouble is I have 3 other hotmail email addresses and until recently I didn’t realise you can link them all with windows live. I knew you could redirect mail to the main account but I didn’t know you could view them all together in one place. I do now though. With windows live you can link them all, and its really easy, so now I only need to open one account and every mail is there. I’ve also redirected my business email to the same account
- Inside my account I have 7 folders for email, all numbered, No1 is To Do, No2 is Blogging and so on. Whenever I receive an email I deal with it immediately. It goes in a folder, gets actioned or gets deleted.
That’s it really, ten minutes is all it took.