If you don't want to unsubscribe from them because you find most of the content relevant and enjoyable, at least know that you will immediately delete recipes that you're not going to make or articles you don't have interest in or time to read. For example, I receive a daily recipe cell phone number list and whenever there is salmon in the title, I don't even open it.
Be decisive and deliberate with your inbox. If that guilt creeps up again with things you feel you should read, remember that you are honoring your time, energy and priorities so you can let the rest go. Reply Now Many of the emails we receive require a short response. If you know the answer to the query or what you would say, REPLY now! If a task takes less than a minute complete when you encounter it, do it and be done! Revisiting tasks (emails, mail, paperwork) takes more of your time than if you had done it the first time around. If you still struggle with this step, set up times to check and respond to personal email and set a time limit -- 10 minutes at noon and 4pm to deal with personal emails and/or non-urgent work communication. In fact, setting times to check any keeps you focused and on-task, especially when there is a more important project to address. File -- Do you save emails in your inbox because you might need or want to refer to them later on? Make folders and FILE them.