How Cal Newport Manages his Email Overload With Trello

A simple 3 step guide

Overflowing inbox — Photo by Startup Stock Photos from Pexels
Overflowing Inbox — photo by the author

Using Trello for personal project management

Using Trello to organize your work — illustration by the author

Step 1: Create separate Trello boards for each professional role

Create separate Trello boards for each professional role — illustration by the author

Step 2: Process information that arrives in your inbox into Trello

Process information into columns in Trello — illustration by the author

Step 3: Use time-blocking and weekly planning to complete the tasks

Finish the tasks by time-blocking when you will work on them — illustration by the author

Benefits of using Trello for holding your tasks instead of keeping them in your inbox

Three steps to manage email overload

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