Help!.. drowning and need to get in control
I can't say I'm new to GTD, I've been following for years now but have never *fully* implemented... I completely understand the basics and have always strived to do things like keep my inbox processed daily and keep to my weekly review schedule. For various reasons I've kept my work system separate from home and that works, but I am overwhelmed at work (super high volume of email that I can hardly keep up with let alone process appropriately), and I've just been given a new role, new boss so am trying to do a good job but find myself in anxiety because I'm not in full control.. just chasing the actions and putting out fires (not the best first impression on my new boss). My question is, how to get myself back in control... I've struggeld w/ systems because each time I try something new, and then get overwhelmed and it gets out of date, I no longer trust it and I let it go... I've settled now on the simplicity of Evernote, which seems to be working, but again the overwhelm is making me not trust it and I have a LOT in email (embarassed to say... 4k+ yikes!)...
My question is best advice to help me get in control quickly, is it mind dump; process those things into my system; set up an action to handle the backlog; and just start from there. I really hesitate moving things out of email because I'm constantly searching my inbox to reference things that are coming up now, I know I could reference in another box but it is just a little more difficult. Just looking for any pointers that can help.. sorry the description is sooo long.