Part of maintaining an organized inbox means maintaining the mindset that your email works for YOU. That means setting clear boundaries and limitations on how you want to interact and work with it. It’s far too easy to get swept into the email currents that can rule our lives. Caution is not only advised, but imperative. If we aren’t careful: the never-ending chimes and incoming messages these days can easily wind up running our lives.

As emails increase, we tune out more and over time become even less responsive. As incoming messages - not just email - become increasingly challenging to navigate in volume and or urgency, here are a few ways managing your inbox not only IS possible, but can be done on your terms. It takes the right mindset, time management, and a system that works for you. If you want some time back and more productivity, check out below.