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AwayFind Makes Your Email Management Even More Productive with New Features

AwayFind Makes Your Email Management Even More Productive with New Features

    We’ve mentioned AwayFind here before at Lifehack, which is one of the best tools you can use to “lifehack” your email. Today the service amped up its lifehacking skills with the arrival of AwayFind Recommendations — and they’ve also unveiled a way for you have the best of the service…for free.

    For those of you unfamiliar with AwayFind, here’s what the service does for you and your ever-expanding email inbox:

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    AwayFind is a web application that finds and delivers timely email messages. When a timely message arrives in your inbox, AwayFind will send an SMS, “push” notify you on your iPhone/Android, or even call, IM, or DM (Twitter). You can also use AwayFind to route messages to your co-workers.

    AwayFind Recommendations

    With the latest addition to the AwayFind service, users have a recommendation engine in their toolbox that bases priorities on both history and current response rate. Essentially, you can filter through all of your emails and discover who matters to you most — and you can do it right away.

    Why is this so critical to productivity and email management? Considering that the most frequent people you correspond with amounts to less than 2% of the emails you receive, it’s counter-productive to have that small percentage keep you on “inbox alert” all day long. AwayFind Recommendations frees you even further from your inbox with just one click.

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    In the image below, you’ll see that an “Add” button appears next to those who you commonly receive emails from. Just click on that button and you’ll get an alert via text or our app when that person emails you. Because AwayFind is able to tell you just how frequent — and how recent — these people have emailed you. Figuring who to pay attention to immediately has never been easier.

      Additionally, at any point you can change your list with AwayFind’s iPhone & Android apps or Chrome/Firefox & Google Apps extensions. The recommendation engine will also send you updated recommendations when those who are important to you has changed, generally every few weeks or months.

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      The Best of AwayFind…for Free

      Secondly, AwayFind has now implemented a feature that lets you level up the service even if you’re not at a point where you can upgrade to one of their premium plans.

      Now when you invite your important contacts (like those recommended through AwayFind Recommendations, for example) and if they sign up for AwayFind you receive instant, unlimited alerts between each other. Even better, when they sign up, your contacts get unlimited alerts from you as well, allowing you to help them become more productive with their email. It’s a real win-win.

      What’s Stopping You?

      AwayFind has helped numerous people get through their day without being tied to their email — in fact, I’m one of them. Being able to get an important email from my wife or from a client without having to sift through my inbox or check email more than twice per day has been something that has not only improved my productivity, but has helped me get the important work done. With these latest features, AwayFind gives you even more reasons to give the service a try to see if it can do the same for you.

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      AwayFind has powered up my productivity well beyond the inbox. Why not let it do the same for you?

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      Last Updated on October 9, 2018

      27 Ways to Instantly Feel Better When You’re Down

      27 Ways to Instantly Feel Better When You’re Down

      Who has never gone through some ups and downs in the life? But some people can feel better in a quicker way than others because they’ve found their own remedies to heal the bad feelings.

      If you haven’t found yours, these ways will help you instantly feel better and ditch that negative self talk when you’re feeling bad about yourself:

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      1. Listen to the songs you loved when you were in high school or university, this will recall you of the old good times.
      2. Write something. Write down how you feel as a way to express your thoughts if you don’t feel like talking to anyone.
      3. Draw something. Draw anything you want because no one’s going to judge your drawing skills.
      4. Read the postcards or letters your friends or family sent you before, remind yourself there are people who always remember you.
      5. Silently think of a day or moment which you truly enjoyed and try to recapture that very first feeling. Was it the day of your graduation? The moment you traveled with your loved one?
      6. Take out your photo albums and go over your childhood photos.
      7. Cry when you feel like doing so. There’s nothing wrong with crying; cry out all your fear and stress and just face the truth after crying.
      8. Sing loudly like no one can hear you. Do you know that in Japan, people always sing karaoke to relieve stress?
      9. Cook a nice meal for yourself or for your family.
      10. Read your previous diary entries and look at your great memories.
      11. Dress up nicely to feel happier.
      12. Don’t stay in your bed! Get your laptop or a book and sit in a coffee place.
      13. Take a walk outside and feel the fresh air.
      14. Sweat yourself! Go jogging or play some sports.
      15. Pick up the musical instrument you used to play a lot and start to play it.
      16. Tidy up your desk or wardrobe, you’ll feel good that you’re being productive and actually doing something.
      17. Watch some funny videos, sure you can find a lot of them on Youtube.
      18. Eat something you like, be it a chocolate cake, or an ice-cream. Just please yourself with the flavour you like.
      19. Re-read your favorite book and write down the sentences or passages that you love.
      20. Watch a new movie, there must be a movie which you’ve always interested in but had no time to watch it.
      21. Do something nice that no one will notice, say picking up a rubbish in the street and throw it to a trash bin.
      22. Call your best friend and just talk whatever you want! Human beings are social animals after all, connecting with people close to you will make you feel better.
      23. Do voluntary work and help people in need, you’ll feel happy and satisfied.
      24. Get drunk with your close friends at home – a safe place for you to get drunk and get crazy. Let loose and have fun with your very close friends.
      25. Write an email or a note to a friend who you care about.
      26. Get out of your routine life and meet new friends. Get out of your comfort zone! Meeting new people can give you new inspirations in life.
      27. Look into the mirror and smile. Act like today’s already a wonderful day. How we act affects how we feel. It’s difficult to go on feeling sad if you’re trying to smile!

      Remember:

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      It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.  — Epictetus

      If you want to feel better, change what you’re doing because obviously what you’re doing doesn’t make you happy!

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