Benefits of habit “Empty your inbox regularly”

✓ Increased productivity
✓ Increased sense of order
✓ Helps organizing work
✓ Helps managing time and schedule

First step:

2 minutes per day


1. Today, spend 2 minutes reading through your oldest emails and clearing them if they’re not important. Keep the important ones as tasks for later. Do this every day for 1 week.
2. Next week, increase the time spent going through the oldest emails to 5 minutes every day.
3. Keep increasing the time until you clear your inbox every day completely.

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Same time is key. Developing any habit requires it to become a part of your routine, done at the same time. We recommend clearing your emails every morning.
✓ Trigger your mind. Have a cup of coffee every time you clear your emails. That way it will become a powerful trigger for this habit.
✓ Let the app help. Set a reminder to ring when it’s time to clear your inbox. You can also track the days you missed doing that on the calendar.
✓ Reward yourself. Once you’ve gone a month of regular email clearing, reward yourself by getting a new office mug. Nothing like celebrating with a brand new cup of coffee.
✓ Celebrate small victories. Every time you perform this habit, congratulate yourself! Say “I’m awesome” or “I’m so cool” out loud and with a smile on your face.

Tips for beginners:

✓ Organize your inbox. Use folders to organize all your emails. That way, you will have easier time clearing the important ones and discarding the unimportant information.
✓ Be serious. During every clearing session, read through the email carefully. Until you get used to the patterns of useless emails, make sure it’s not information you need or must know.
✓ Keep it in the trash. Sometimes, thrashed emails can become necessary again. Don’t be too quick to delete your trash box, but do it after months if nothing came up from it.