Well, here I am back from a week’s holiday, feet securely tucked under the desk and beavering away to dealing with email. Only around 150 of the critters, of which 3/4 are requiring my attention.
I have never yet worked out the old chestnut of where to start from? If I deal with latest first then I am on top of current affairs at once but the older stuff remains outstanding for longer, but if I deal with them in the order they arrived it takes longer to get back into the flow. My gut feeling tells me the former is the better course of action.
Perhaps I should not have made the brave decision to avoid logging on to the office email for a whole week, which would have obviated the problem. My optimal solution is to book myself out for an extra day and use that day to catch up.
Any thoughts out there?