Do you know the game Whack-a-Mole? You hit moles with a hammer when they pop up.

Dealing with email feels just like that game. You finish with one email, and many more appear. It’s like a never-ending battle.

But don’t worry!

Here are some easy tips to help you manage your emails better.

Turn Off Notifications

First, turn off your email notifications. This way, your phone won’t keep making noises every time you get a new email. This helps you stay focused.

Pick Special Times to Check Email

Next, choose special times to look at your emails. Maybe check in the morning, after lunch, and before you leave work. This way, you’re not always in your email.

Say Goodbye to Unwanted Emails

If you get emails you don’t like or need, you can say goodbye to them. Unsubscribe from newsletters that don’t help you. This makes your inbox cleaner and easier to manage.

Use a Helper to Unsubscribe

If you have too many emails, use a helper like Unroll(dot)me. It helps you say goodbye to lots of emails at once.

Quick Answers? Text Instead!

If someone needs a quick answer, tell them to text you instead of emailing. This keeps your inbox less crowded.

Be Careful in the Morning and Night

Don’t check your email right when you wake up or before bed. Your inbox is full of other people’s problems. Start and end your day without those worries.

Be Careful Who Gets Your Email

Be careful who you give your email to. Sometimes, people will add you to their email lists without asking.

Keep Emails Short

When you write emails, keep them short and to the point. This saves time for everyone.

Find a Buddy

Last, find a friend to help you stay on track with your email goals. If you want to spend less time on email, they can check on you to see how you’re doing.

Email can feel like a game you can’t win. But with these tips, you can take control and make it easier. Just like in Whack-a-Mole, you can beat the game of email with a little strategy and help from friends. Remember, it’s about making email work for you, not the other way around.