Email is a kind of modern clutter.
It is prevalent both at work and at home. A typical business user spends over two hours a day handling email. A majority of workers check their email at least 6 times a day.
How about you?
Schedule times throughout the day to check email and don’t be tempted to do it at any other time. As you go through your inbox, make a conscious effort to act on each email. Your goal should be to do the next step needed for each individual contact. If you save emails for “later” you just delay the decision or action and have to retrace your steps each time you reopen that email.