Working moms don’t have time to be disorganized. … Or so I’m learning.
I can’t risk having an important email go missing at the bottom of my in box. It could mean a missed networking opportunity. Or a passed deadline for T’s pre-school application extravaganza. Or an overlooked reminder of bill coming due.
Yet this happens to me all the time. This is in part due to the fact that my gmail account has no fewer than 2,000 emails in the in box. Ridiculous? Of course! The sad reality? Yes. (Thankfully I’ve always been better at keeping my in box clear at work.)
I also have multiple to-do lists (some, ridiculously enough, in emails or draft emails) & I’m always forgetting to look at one or another of them.
I find that this electronic clutter feeds into my brain clutter. I’m constantly trying to keep mental tabs on what I need to do, who I need to get in touch with, etc. It’s exhausting & it’s one of those things that can easily occupy my mind at 3 am when I’m in bed & not about to do anything about it.
Belated new years resolution: get my in box to ‘0’! Anyone want to join me?