from Inbox Zero: in order of desirability —
2. delegate (tickler)
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E-mail is just a pipeline — don’t live there. Don’t keep e-mail up all of the time. Do e-mail less. Check in on a schedule. Process to zero. Reduce interruptions. Do tasks.
To-do lists on index cards.
Create a “DMZ folder,” move the entire inbox into it, and then handle e-mail properly going forward from this fresh start.