“Your to-do list each day is simply yesterday’s inbox.”
Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh Tony Hsieh struggled with emails for years before developing a technique to manage his inbox that he calls “Yesterbox.”
In this post he explains his approach to managing email, which is based on the idea of only replying to emails the morning after he gets them.
Each day’s incoming emails become his to-do list for the following day and he’s able to focus on getting through all of the previous day’s emails at the start of each day.
While that approach may seem unrealistic to you at first, Hsieh explains how the process has made him more productive (and responsive to people) and makes a compelling argument for giving it a shot.