Control Your Email – Clean out your Inbox

Have you lost control of your email? Tasks and to-do items slipping through the cracks? Forgotten commitments coming back to bite you? Trying to get to Inbox Zero?

Control Your Day (CYD) is an email management system I designed (using Microsoft Outlook) based on the GTD concepts presented by David Allen in his best selling book Getting Things Done. CYD does not require any special plugins or additional software, just a standard copy of Microsoft Outlook.

The concept is to bring all of your tasks, to-do items, commitments and emails into one view in Outlook using only email messages. We shut down your inbox and instead setup a virtual search folder that shows you messages in order based on your priority and includes messages you have both sent and received. From there you can break messages down into segments or contexts so you can focus on the right work at the right time.

The Control Your Day book first explains the system and then provides a step by step guide to help you get your new system setup and running. There are thousands of people across the planet using CYD today. CYD was first introduced years ago to the GTD community through Tara Robinson and the GTD Virtual Study Group. Thanks to the global reach of, CYD is in use by thousands of people across the globe.

You will find everything you need on the site to get started with CYD.

Wishing you a happy, healthy, prosperous 2015.

Jim McCullen – [email protected]



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