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Your Peace and Productivity 1, Your Email Inbox 0

Want to have more money, more time, and more energy? I have the answer for you! It's right under your nose (or right under your fingertips, as it may be.)

If you are anything like me, you have a super-sized email Inbox. Hundreds, if not thousands, of unanswered emails are lurking in that seemingly innocuous location. It's so easy to lose control of your incoming messages, especially when you are juggling multiple accounts from work, your personal life, your volunteer efforts, and your shopping addictions. You may be wasting precious time that you could be spending making high-value phone calls, connecting with your team and advocates, or simply taking some much-needed time to reset your brain before tackling a big, brain-heavy project because you are surfing through dozens of emails that you have already looked at once -- or seventeen times -- before.

Recently I found myself at wit's end about how much I "had to" do (I say that facetiously, because I don't have to do any of them, I GET TO). I had become a sweaty, nervous stress bunny because all of the things I had been ignoring in my ever-expanding Inbox From Hell. I'd make cursory sweeps through it several times a day to find the most important of the least important things that would jump out at me. This was causing me to be distracted, unfocused, and ultimately, unproductive.

Here are a few choices you can make to take back control from the Inbox Demon:

1) Read David Allen's Getting Things Done. This book c