7 Reasons to Keep the Inbox Empty - Part 5

This is part 5 of the 7 Reasons to Keep the Inbox Empty

#5: Avoids procrastination and indecision

A cluttered in-box results from (and also leads to) a lack of decision-making and causes procrastination. When faced with an overwhelming number of decisions to make (eg: an overloaded inbox), we tend to procrastinate and make no decision at all.

We need to learn to make a 4D decision the first (and only time) we look at an e-mail. Once you realise that there ever only ever one of four possible decisions needed for each new message, it becomes much easier to make a decision and then action the e-mail, moving it out of the in-box.