A good new year’s resolution: unsubscribing to mailing lists

Unsubscribing to mailing lists you no longer read or want is a good resolution to make and keep. Here’s why it’s a good idea:

  1. It doesn’t take long.
  2. It’s not something you have to do every day.
  3. It let’s you put off getting deep into work on your first day/week back from vacation. (Assuming this is you.)
  4. It will save you much more time than you think over the next month, season, year. If you spend 5 minutes a day deleting such email, over the year, that’s over 2 days of meaningless activity.
  5. It will help you get your inbox under control. It won’t get you to Inbox Zero, but it helps.

By the way, if you’ve been wanting to do a New Year’s resolution but haven’t come up with any, this one is easy.


One response to “A good new year’s resolution: unsubscribing to mailing lists

  1. I’m right there with you Bernie. I think this is a worthwhile activity and one that I do at the beginning of each year. Another related activity that I like to do around the same time is to review all my recurring expenses and cancel the ones that I think are unnecessary or no longer contributing to my daily happiness. Save your time and your money.