Why Your Obsession With Inbox Zero Is Ruining Your Life
No email must be left unread. NO EMAIL MUST BE LEFT UNREAD.
You wake up. You check your emails.
You're finding this news quite alarming.
You must go through them all right now.
There you go. You've DONE IT. Now relax...
Because this screen is the best screen in the world.
But what if you left your emails for a little bit?
Well your emails will start to build.
Before you know it, your inbox looks like this.
You feel dirty. You feel that nothing will be okay again until you read absolutely everything.
What if you miss something really important?
What if you won the lottery and they emailed you about it but you never responded so they gave the money to your neighbour instead? IT COULD HAPPEN.
Clarification: it *might* happen.
What if you got an email from that crush who already knows you like them and is currently avoiding you?
Let's forget the fact that your emails are junk from companies you can't be bothered to unsubscribe from.
But what about clicking "mark as read"? You could....
You even enjoy checking all the spam emails.
And the fact that everything is organised under five different tabs to save you no time whatsoever.
It's now going out of control. You think that you will never read all of your emails within your lifetime.
But then you look at your mate's phone.
These are the inboxes of the people who are sitting next to you at work right now. Seriously.
FUCK. FUCK. FUCK. FUCK. FUCK. FUCK.
You corner everyone. How can they live their lives without getting their inbox to absolute zero?
But why don't they click on 'mark all as read' and archive them? Could they be doing it because not archiving them weirdly keeps them on top of their emails?
So you decide to follow their approach. Here is footage of you not sorting out your inbox, allowing the amount of unread emails to run into the tens of millions.
Still, could be worse. You could be one of those people who NEVER CHECK THEIR PHONE NOTIFICATIONS.
How could they?
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