So, part 9 of the series is simply:
Work through your email one at a time and in order!
Now, I've been looking forward all day to sharing with you that I officially emptied my inbox and my Backlog folder today! I can't believe it but you can see that I, too, had quite a bit to manage! Don't laugh but I felt empowered when I clicked that last email and moved it to my To-do folder, adding it to my Tasks list at the same time. And, I'll be honest, it didn't take that long to achieve. I did follow the steps in the series but I certainly didn't work hours on a time on the clean-up process. I'm so excited I'll be tackling my personal email next and that is a real BIG job.
Just as additional information, the to-do/Task step has already saved me on two different items I needed to accomplish and almost forgot until I received the Task notifications. It does make me feel more confident that I won't miss something very important when I have this system working this work.
I do hope you'll give today's step a try and that the previous steps are helping out in some way. I'd love to hear from you so please leave a comment and let me know how your email management project is going!