All hail the nerds who invented Email Debt Forgiveness Day

 In Connectivity

I have a confession to make. My inbox is out of control.

I get more than 100 emails a day. Some days the mere notification sound can cause my blood pressure to escalate. Sure, some of the emails I get are marketing, but the majority are real emails from people or systems that require my actual attention and care.

I do my best to make sure I respond to every one of them in a thoughtful and timely manner … and then I entirely fail to delete or file the correspondence.

I am terrible at filing emails – but not at responding to them.

I can’t knock off for the day knowing that there are outstanding issues that need my attention. It’s just who I am.

But, I know some of you are more laid back; or else you’re drowning in so much email that you can’t possibly clear the decks daily.

So here’s the question:

Do you have any emails you’ve been avoiding for so long it’s become awkward?

Good news!

30 April is Email Debt Forgiveness Day. On this day you’re encouraged to reply to any and all of your “email debts”.

  1. Dig out the email you’ve been avoiding
  2. Write a reply, ignoring the amount of time that has lapsed
  3. Add a link to by way of explanation
  4. Send and enjoy your anxiety-free day

Lucky for me I don’t need to send any forgiveness replies; but maybe I’ll take a little time to organise my inbox …

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