Step 4: Change your view of the inbox
Think about your postal mailbox. As you pull your mail out, you might flip through each item deciding what you need to read, keep, and file and what you can just toss out. You probably dont look through the envelopes and then stick them back in your mailbox.
According to Egan, the average worker receives 100 e-mails a day. Just like your postal mail, your e-mails arent meant to reside in your inbox. They need to be moved or handled.