Warning: Your 24 Hour Day is Shrinking

By: | May 3, 2015 | Tags: , , , |
Time-saving tips enhance productivity

Follow these time-saving tips to put more time back in your day.

Need more time in your day?

Many content creators complain they don’t have the time it takes to network and promote their content once it’s created.

By following these tips, you will have more time in your day to promote your content, network with other content creators, or simply bask in the sun, if that’s what you please.

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People receive hundreds of Emails daily. According to Quora.com, the average number of Emails humankind sends each day is 196.3 billion, and the number is expected to continue to grow.

Emails remain the preferred method of communication by businesses. How to organize these whether or not you run a business can be staggering.

Fortunately, there are tools in existence to help you built right inside your Email platform. This is true for whichever Email you are using.

How to Deal With Emails

Writing Emails

What is so time-consuming about writing Emails is actually writing Emails.  Don’t write them; dictate them.  May apps like Dragon Dictation exist today for this purpose.

On my smartphone, I click the microphone icon next to the space bar, and I dictate my Emails as well as my texts.

Finding Emails

Read this comment I recently received:

I turn off the emails for all but a couple of my blogs and just access them through my reader because the full post is never in the email anyway. That way my inbox is less cluttered…

Clearly, a cluttered Email box is a problem.  It is for this reader, it certainly is for me, and I’m sure it is for many bloggers.

Email Folders

  1. Make a new folder
Organize your Emails with folders.

Organize your Emails with folders.

This is a screenshot of options inside of Gmail.com. By clicking “Create New Label,” you can make folders. Other Email providers may have their own system for making folders.

  1. Simply drag and drop your Emails into the folders, and they are instantly organized for later reading. The beauty of this is it unclutters your Email box, so you don’t confuse the new with the old. You can always go back to Emails you’ve categorized by reviewing your folders. Firepole Screenshot Mark as Read
  2. Decide your preferences. For example, as you can see in the screenshot, one option is to save your Emails but mark them all as read. Perhaps reading the subject line is enough that you may choose this option.

There are many additional options with Emails. For example, you can sort by user, date, and subjects.

Sanebox: Although I have not used Sanebox, reviewers say it will restore sanity to your inbox. For a small fee of $6.00, the app will declutter your inbox for you. It saves you time by organizing your inbox.

Sending Emails

Too busy to send Emails?  Don’t stress.  Sites like MailChimp exist to help you.

MailChimp has preexisting templates already designed, and you can use the same templates repeatedly.  Just copy-paste your new content over the old.  MailChimp allows you to add graphics.

You can preschedule, so you don’t have to be at a computer when your content gets sent.

MailChimp has a basic membership that is free to use.  For only a nominal fee of $10.00 a month, you can autogenerate “thank you” Emails for signing onto  your mailing list.

In conclusion, by following these tips, you will be more productive, less stressed, have less guilt about how you can’t devote more time to activities, and be more organized. Following these tips will certainly add more minutes to your 24 hour day.

When you have a lot on your mind, time-management is crucial to success. While some of these apps and sites can be used for a fee, busy people like you can’t afford not to use them.

By using these time-saving tips, you now have more time in your 24 hour day.  What will you do with your extra time?  Whether you spend it on personal or professional pursuits, your time will be greater and your stress will be less.

Readers, if you think others could benefit from these tips, please share.

What tips do you have for dealing with a cluttered Email box? I look forward to your views.

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  1. masgautsen

    Great tips, as usual. Emails can sometimes be a little overwhelming, and managing them is very important!

    • Janice Wald

      Thank you so much for your support of my writing. Thanks for reading, clicking “like” and your comments.

  2. john doe

    Time is one of our most important products but once you waste it,you can’t get it back. Thank you for the hints on saving time. Any “time”one saves blogging, can become time spent in their personal lives and we all know how precious that is.

    • purpleslobinrecovery

      You are teaching me things I’ve never even thought of! Thank you.

      • Janice Wald

        Hi Purpleslobinrecovery!
        I’m glad you found my Email post helpful. Last night was funny. I was taking about alliteration, and you though I was talking about being gluten free! Thanks for our comment and reading what I wrote.

        • purpleslobinrecovery

          I know, I thought it was funny as well! I’m a ditz like that, talking about a completely different topic, while thinking we’re both on the same page! Oh well! 😉

          • Janice Wald

            Not ditzy, witty

          • purpleslobinrecovery

            Aw, thank you! I appreciate that. I need to stop the negative self talk!

  3. hsampson

    Thank you once more! your hints are always very valuable and appreciated.!

    • Janice Wald

      I’ve seen you at my site several times recently. I want to thank you for all your support of my writing.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Aubrey,
      Thank you so much for reading what I wrote and your kind words. I’ll add you to my weekly mailing list, so you don’t miss any of my productivity posts. Thank you again and nice to meet you.

  4. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

    Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Overloaded with emails that take up time to respond to and manage.. some guidance from Janince Wald.

    • Janice Wald

      You are the best Sally!! You are so good to other bloggers. Thank you!!

  5. Hugh's Views and News

    Great tips again Janice, but I beg to differ on the WordPress Reader being a better option than getting new post notifications via email, because it doesn’t always work. I’ve read lots of posts about problems with it and I myself have missed out on many a post when I used it instead of getting email notifications.

    Some advise from me on this. If you don’t like too many WordPress notification emails in your email box then sign up and use Bloglovin. This site send one email a day detailing all the new published posts (with links) of the blogs you follow.

    • Janice Wald

      Thanks for the tip, Hugh. I have heard many people are fans of Blog Lovin.

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  7. kcg1974

    Fantastic information! I think there are about 300 messages in my Inbox right now!!! 🙁

    • Janice Wald

      I don’t think I wrote back. 300? I have far more. I know there are apps that help us deal with it, but the folder idea is working for me. Thanks for reading what I wrote and writing.

  8. Jane H.

    NO matter what you do, no matter how organized you are, and your suggestions are perfectly valid, but it’s never going to MAKE you time. It will never add minutes to your day: It will merely spare you minutes of your life that were destined for waste given this top heavy emphasis on social media. It’s out of control. Last week it took me 10 back and forth emails to deal with one small issue, and the issue never was resolved, that could have been completely resolved and in a much more friendly fashion with one 5 minute telephone call.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Jane,
      I like you dog avatar. I am a dog lover too.
      1. As far as my headline, while I meant it figuratively, it really does seem like we have less time to do all that we have to because we have more to do in the same 24 hour period.
      2. You have me curious about the issue–small, related to social media, but took 10 back and forths. I was actually interviewed about negativity in social media. I said social media is supposed to be fun, and we should try and keep it that way. That was the gist.
      Thanks for writing. I’m so sorry you had to wait 3 days for a reply, but it gave me time to think about how to reply in a thoughtful way.
      By the way, so many of us are struggling with this issue of balance, too much to do in too little time, I may have a post or two coming up on it soon.

      • janeboha

        Thanks again, Janice. There is much more to be said and explored here. There are issues of balance – I see the greater issue to be more one of priorities.

  9. Eclectic Evelyn

    Folders in my email, now why didn’;t I ever think of that. I am going to my email right now and set these up. Maybe now I can get a handle on all these emails. thanks for the tip!!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Evelyn,
      I just noticed your comment. Sorry you had to wait 3 days for a reply. I am actually guest posting about how to declutter your inbox to save time. I wrote a guest post on 7 apps that declutter. However, I don’t use them. I feel organized with the folders.
      My apologies once again. Thanks for writing and your visits to my site. You are very supportive.

  10. janeboha

    I’m an AOL’er from “that” generation that dates itself by the email! But AOL has had folders since the beginning. Maybe it’s time for AOL to make a comeback!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Jane!
      I was just checking my comments to make sure I didn’t miss any and saw yours. I’m so sorry I didn’t respond until now.
      I, too, remember AOL. However, I don’t remember using folders then. Email has become more of a clutter since I started blogging, so I haven’t needed the folders.
      Thanks for letting me reminisce with you about America Online.

  11. Frugal Fab Mommy

    Hi Janice! Thanks for these nifty little tips. I can sure use them since it seems to never be enough time in a day….sigh…so much too do, so little time…

    • Janice Wald

      Always happy to help. I wrote about time-saving ideas just yesterday. I am planning a future post about the ideas as well. Thank you again for this week’s follow.

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