I did it.
I blindly saved my life from clutter and burden. With abandon I removed stuff from my life. I did it! I feel free!
And, I plan to stay that way.
Today, after an hour of clicking and clicking, I deleted not one, not two, but 7,000 emails–dating back to 2010.
It’s been weighing on my heart for awhile now. Seeing that dreaded number when I opened my iPad has haunted me for weeks. When you truly see how many emails you have, it’s eye opening. I couldn’t believe it. I’ve been hoarding unread emails for way too long, so today I started from scratch–a new beginning for me. I’m ready.
I want you to have freedom, too. So, here are some tricks to keeping your email under wraps.
1. Read it and delete it.
I would say a majority of my emails do not need to be kept. Seriously. So, when I read it, I need to delete it. Period.
2. If it’s important, put it in an important folder.
Are you on committees? Have clients? Need to save important things? We all do! Put it in a “folder.” They are easy, fabulous, and you know where to find it later. Be proactive! Stick it in a folder!
Let’s face it. Right now you have emails in your inbox (maybe from me ) that you will never open and never read. (I do hope you read mine!) It’s time to take an inventory of your inbox. What can you politely unsubscribe from?
Just thought this warranted some repetition.
Stuff takes on many different forms, and “digital stuff” is a heavy burden just like too many papers on your desk or too much junk in your closet.
What’s holding you back? What is a burden for your heart? GET RID OF IT! Be honest with yourself. You have one life, live it.
*Originally posted on 12/19/14 at https://christfollowingminimalist.wordpress.com/category/donate365/