Spring Run Presbyterian Church

Shrink your Inbox

I realize this is somewhat of a deviation from my normal more “spiritual” blogs, however, social media is taking over our lives and becoming a spiritual issue.  So here goes…

I am on a mission this week…to UNSUBSCRIBE from as much junk  email as possible.  Most of the email in my inbox are ads from sites that I have at one point signed up for.  Daily Deal, Living Social, Groupon, and the list goes on.  While I subscribed to these because I did not want to “miss out” on a great deal, 99.9% of these deals do not interest me.  I have no need for a spa treatment or a coupon to a restaurant that I can’t even afford to go to with the coupon.

While it may take a few minutes each day for a couple of weeks to purge your subscriptions I think in the long run it will save you time and money from reading and buying things you don’t actually need or want.

Here are a few more tips to shrinking your inbox:

  • Clean out your inbox daily.  That’s right zero it out.
  • Go the “one touch” route.  Deal with your email right when you read it; reply, delete or file.
  • Create a folder for email you need to deal with later.  If you put it in a folder only keep a couple of folders or it will get unruly.
  • Don’t look at your email all day long.  Set aside a few times a day when you look at it.  This will keep you from wasting your day looking at emails.

Email is a tricky thing.  It can be the best thing in the world and it can be the worst thing in the world.  I have some more thoughts on this but that’s for another time.  For today, just click UNSUBSCRIBE at the bottom of your junk email and shrink that inbox.  Of course, don’t UNSUBSCRIBE from this blog!

All for Jesus,


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