In this episode of $30k questions, a podcast miniseries aimed to help you explore and implement money-making questions, I give you some tips on managing your inbox that could save you over two and a half years of your time. Let’s say you’re in a romantic relationship with your inbox. How would you describe it? Is it toxic? Today, we look at healthy ways to approach this communication tool. 

Here’s why a healthy relationship with your inbox is important—and how to do it. 

  • Analogies aside, your inbox isn’t a person. Therefore, you have all the power to change your relationship with your inbox. 
  • What is an inbox? It’s a form of communication. If this goes awry, it messes with the time and energy of the person using it. 
  • An inbox isn’t a to-do list. It’s a tool—and it’s up to you to decide how you want to use it.
  • You can right-size your relationship with your toolbox by finding other tools to replace parts of it (like Slack), automating parts, or setting boundaries with ‘away’ statuses. 
  • Most importantly, go be a whole person. Don’t let your inbox control you! Let it take up the correct amount of space and energy in your life. 



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