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10 Ways to Make Emails More Fun

10 Ways to Make Emails More Fun

As mentioned by Live Bold and Bloom, “As creatures of habit, our routines are comfortable and comforting. We humans tend to resist too much excitement even while we long to live a more exciting life. Living an exciting life appears great in theory, but it’s a bit daunting when we’re faced with the possibility of actually doing something to make it exciting”

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Email checking and writing are activities that do not have to be chores. Instead they can even be fun and less painful instead of being overwhelmed and not knowing where to start or stop as well. Whether you hate it or love it, emails are here to stay and email management is critical to the success of any companies. Here at Society of Revellers, we wanted to share with you our 10 Ways to Make Emails More Fun

1. Gmelius is a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Opera that majorly boosts your Gmail experience with everything from a cleaned-up interface (no more ads!) to the ability to block email trackers to protect your privacy. Some bloggers have even called it Gmail on steroids. Check out this tool asap.

2. This one here is one of our favourite tools to use: The appropriately named Notes For Gmail annotate emails, add sticky notes to your Inbox or folders and never forget about important things again. Note related phone calls, To-Dos, findings, etc.

3. If you are the type of person who sends or sign a lot of documents and contracts, try this tool called Hellosign for Gmail: This handy tool lets you sign documents and fill out forms without leaving your inbox—it will become your lifesaver, especially if you hate scanners, printers, and fax machines.

4. Searching to see if this email can be found later is critical when writing your text.  In fact, what would you search to find this email later on? Add words that you can remember in your email. Try this: “Letter of Character Reference from Paul with Letter of Character Reference for Work Application from Paul”

5. Sometimes, your email inbox gets flooded with emails. An essential tool to help you when you have not cleared your inbox in a while  will be the Email Game. We love this tool because it gives you about five minutes to get through as many emails as possible and rewards you with points. The competition is yourself and it focuses on tackling 10-20 emails at a time, making your inbox battle feel more bite-sized.

6. You must set just a few times each day that you’ll check your inbox. This way, you can just dedicate a specific time bracket to just do one task: clear your inbox

7. The idea here is that a lot of ‘urgent’ emails tend to resolve themselves without your assistance, as mentioned by Alexandra Franzen  Therefore, fighting the urge to automatically respond to messages is one major key to successfully declutter that inbox

8. Only focus on emails from individuals that you know instead of getting a lot of unwanted emails that you have to sort through. A great tool that we use is Boxbe, which prioritizes mail from your contacts and commercial senders you trust. You iwll also have access to a personalized “Guest List” as well as a separate “Waiting List.”

9. To decrease the time you spend emailing, try this: Treat all email responses like SMS text messages, using a set number of letters per response. Since it’s too hard to count letters, we count sentences instead. Check out five.sentenc.es

10. Unsubscribe from all the newsletters or at least 50% of what you are currently receiving in your inbox to reduce the clutter. A good tool to use will be Unroll.me, which we found to be the easiest way to manage your inbox— Unsubscribe from unwanted email subscriptions, discover new ones and organize them all in one place.

What about you Reveller? Tell us! What have been your favorite email management tips and how has it helped you?

 

About the Author:

By Zee – I love communication, fashion, technology, web, design, gastronomy, creativity and most of all, knowledge. Web writer, french/english translator and co founder of Society of Revellers and King de la Cote. Twitter:@otowndon 

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