Hell no, how about a week without it? Right now I have about ten or more messages languishing deep in the inbox and this after responding to mail at least twice a day. Similarly with postal mail: letters from my accountant and lawyer, both needing careful reading; a questionnaire for my ‘wealth manager’; letters from family members and an old friend overseas; plus a brochure to design, two blogs to maintain, a proposal for a home hospice to write, a literature search to pursue, and a manuscript to fine-tune, bla bla bla … STOP IT ALREADY !!!
Several corporations have initiated no-email fridays to slow the avalanche of two million mails sent every second worldwide. Someone in our sitting group has no email address at all and another hasn’t bought a new computer after the old one melted. Both appear healthy and competent! And I don’t even have a ‘personal communication device’, not even a cell phone.
How do you keep from going insane? All suggestions/stories welcome. Please help.
p.s. Isn’t it wonderful how things get unblocked when we pay attention to them. I’ve already responded to 7 aging emails this morning, all in a space of 35 minutes. Three more by mid-afternoon — hmmm!