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Snoozing Emails: The Hack that Keeps Your Inbox Light and Entrepreneurs & Leaders Organized

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This morning, I opened an email I re-sent to myself. From a month ago. With tasks I needed to complete today. I smiled! My previous plan worked marvelously, and the task was finished.

Snoozing emails has been a game-changer for me. As someone who juggles various responsibilities and projects, I often find myself inundated with emails that require attention at different times. Without a solid system in place, it's easy for important tasks to get lost in the shuffle or buried under the constant influx of new emails.

Enter Snoozing Emails—a simple yet incredibly effective hack that has helped me regain control of my inbox and stay on top of my tasks. The concept is easy: I'll snooze an email I want to address later but don't want to forget about. This could be a request from a colleague, a reminder about an upcoming deadline, or an invitation to an event.

By queuing an email for later, I give myself time and mental bandwidth to practice:

Efficient Task Management:

Snoozing emails allows me to prioritize tasks effectively. Instead of being overwhelmed by a cluttered inbox, I can focus on urgent matters first and deal with less pressing ones later, ensuring nothing falls through the cracks.

Improved Email Productivity:

By deferring emails to later, I can allocate dedicated time slots for addressing them when I'm most alert and focused. I have significantly boosted my productivity and reduced the stress of a full inbox.

Enhanced Communication:

Snoozing emails ensures that no message goes unanswered or is overlooked, enabling me to communicate better with colleagues, clients, and collaborators.

Snoozing emails may seem like a small change, but its impact on my productivity and organization has been tremendous! So, if you are like me and struggling to stay on top of your inbox, consider snoozing emails.

To snooze an email in Gmail on a computer, you can do the following:

  1. Go to Gmail

  2. Point to the email

  3. Select Snooze

  4. Choose a later date and time to get the email

To snooze an email in Outlook, you can:

  1. Log in to Outlook

  2. Select your Inbox

  3. Right-click on the message you want to snooze

  4. Select Snooze

  5. Choose a later date and time to get the email

Trust me, your future self will thank you for it!


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As the co-founder and Chief Storytelling Officer of Revel Coach, a career growth platform, Alison Nissen helps leaders perfect their business pitches and online presence through storytelling. Successful executives use key storytelling points to engage their audience and gain market share because they know that good storytelling is the best form of marketing, recruiting, and fundraising. Present with Power Mastermind enrolling now.

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