Inbox Zero vs. Inbox 5,000

Inbox Zero vs. Inbox 5,000

There are two types of people in the world: those with hundreds of unread messages, and those who can’t relax until their inboxes are cleared out.

I must admit, I’m not quite sure I’ve EVER seen my iPhone without the little red dot and some number above certainly above 100 glaring at me.  Right now, it’s 11,135 and I’m ok with it.  I attend to all my mail on a regular basis, have different folders, tabs and colors for it all.  I just “know” what is a priority (in my internal file system) and operate accordingly (sounds normal, right??!).

I think I blame Gmail for this.  We use Google Apps for Work at the office and, well, they kind of encourage saving – EVERYTHING.  If I know it’s there, somewhere… and just a keystroke search away – why is there a need for me to clear out – or unbold – everything immediately?

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