Email can be a tremendous time saving method of communication. Or it can be an awful waste of time.
One of the ways we waste time is by reading unsolicited or unwanted email. Some people who would never open junk mail from the mailman, habitually open all email, even ones they know are irrelevant. Instead, get in the habit of going through your list of unopened email and deleting them before ever opening them.
Avoid repeated junk email from the same source, by clicking the unsubscibe link or type unsubscribe on the subject line and return it to the sender. Take time today to evaluate which of your email subscriptions you really need and use. And, as a last resort, if you’re getting overwhelmed with “spam” and only want to hear from friends, consider getting a new email address from you internet provider. This can often be done at no cost.
Uncluttering your email box can be a great way to redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.