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:
- It doesn’t take long.
- It’s not something you have to do every day.
- It let’s you put off getting deep into work on your first day/week back from vacation. (Assuming this is you.)
- 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.
- 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.