Are you addicted to e-mail?

Do you wake up in the middle of the night and check your e-mail messages?  Do you check e-mail first thing in the morning and last thing at night?  In short, are you addicted to e-mail? An article in the September edition of  the Harvard Business Review entitled, Death by Information Overload, mentions  a 2008 AOL survey of 4,000 e-mail users in the United States, 46% were “hooked” on e-mail. Nearly 60% of everyone surveyed checked e-mail in the bathroom, 15% checked it in church, and 11% had hidden the fact that they were checking it from a spouse or other family member. And it is no surprise that one of the best-selling books on personal organization is entitled, Never Check E-mail in the Morning: And Other Unexpected Strategies for Making Your Work Life Work? Well, gotta and check my… you know.

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