It just gets harder and harder to filter e-mail and get things done. I took a step today you can make to avoid declaring e-mail bankruptcy: make Calendar view your default in outlook.

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. Click the Other tab, and then click Advanced Options.
  3. Under General Settings, next to the Startup in this folder box, click Browse.
  4. In the Select Folder dialog box, select the folder you want to appear when you start Microsoft Outlook.

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This helps me keep focused on the big “rocks” I have “planted” on my calendar in order to get stuff done.