This summer I got a "smart phone." I went from a phone that made good calls and took average pictures to one that has a great camera, keeps me on time, let's me check my blog reader, and, of course, gives me my email.
Starting this new semester at work, I have not been able to keep up with my email. I've been more stressed then normal. And I've been missing important things that were sent to me via the inbox.
The culprit: my smart phone.
The first thing I do every morning after I turn my alarm clock off- check my work email.
I check work email when I'm at lunch, sitting on the couch, out of town.
I read emails, they slip to the bottom of my inbox, and by the time I get back to my office, since the emails are no longer "unread," they're no longer a priority.
See this? It's my phone.
Each time a get a work email, this little button lights up and displays a number from 1 to a zillion.
And I just can't leave that little number there. I have to check it!
So today I marched into our university's tech store and had them remove it.
I feel better already!