How to beat the mailbox? Renounce old soap!
It was thought: there are many things in the world that for Horatio is simple and understandable, but for a friend of his Hamlet it can be news. And even a discovery, I would say. For example, all these are not very global, but pleasant and useful little things that we use to optimize activities. Is their importance less important in comparison with the fundamental techniques? And I thought – yes, of course, I will surely gradually add a titanic work, describing my own TM-technology in all details. What, how, on what, what software, what hardware, what nuances. But until that wonderful time it’s nice to share trifles. For example, I was surprised to find that many still have a mailbox organization problem. Letters come, piling up, answers are postponed, forgotten, in short – carcasses of light. I hope that you, the reader, have personally passed this cup, but suddenly … Do you want to clean up the mail? Go. What is a regular web mailbox average TM neophyte? On the one hand, the mountain of incoming years has accumulated (I personally have thousands of commercials in the inbox of webmail … thousands of commercials). On the other hand, there is a New Year tree from folders, the letters in which are poured with the lights of multi-colored tags. On the third hand, there’s a hope of sometime to set aside a day and sort out all the mail. Like, I’ll sit down once in the morning, and I will be happy in the evening. By evening, happiness may be, but in a week everything will return, because basically, the technology of working with mail has not changed.
So, right now you are:
1. Copy this line to the buffer: ************* PLS No 1 *************
2. Create an empty mail a letter with the subject you just copied to clipboard
3. Send it to yourself.
4. Send yourself two more such letters. As a result, the following picture appeared in the mailbox: ************* PLS No 1 ********************** *** PLINTH number 1 ************************* PLINTH number 1 *************** A letter … A letter … A letter … A letter … A letter …
Do not open the plinth letters, let them stand out against the general background. Further we deal with folders. The most important folder is everything that is above the baseboard. Perhaps you already have a folder structure for mail, but I would share this solution. At the very top level of the web-box, I have the folders: __! Reply_ later __! Make _Archive_Incoming … well, and then on topics, this is not important. Names are – of course, for the purpose of sorting, to keep the top. By the way, there is a group of folders that are sorted by moving down using the prefix “u_”: for example, “u_Useful_reference” As a result, the installation itself is given: the plinth should always be visible on the screen. The plinth should not fall below the zone of visibility, as a last resort – the first page of the list of letters. Plinth group of letters – this is what meets the criterion of “Urgent + Important.” I mean, should be ruined today. “__! Reply_later” – letters are sent here to reply not today. “__! Make” – letters fly here, which do not imply an answer, but imply some kind of action. Download something by reference or what to read, or even to decide what to do with it. Two separate repositories for letters to the answer and letters to action in my case justify themselves completely, especially as they implement the Rule of the Third Nail on the machine. “_Archive_Incoming” – here everything that was not: a) deleted; b) placed in thematic folders; c) postponed in “Reply / Make”. You may ask: “Okay, here I have a plinth in the drawer right now. And what to do with what is below the plinth? ”And I will answer you: to hell with everything that is below the plinth. You can, of course, pogonizirovat slightly before the amputation of the difficult past, something further processing of what has come in recent days. Let everything that is below the baseboard live there. You can, of course, make a plinth the size of 20 letters, but I personally have enough of three.
In general – we deny the old soap! Sometimes they ask: “Why is the plinth with the number first?” And because, believe me, it is rarely possible to immediately get involved in orderliness, but after passing three or four plinths, everything just settles down.