The omnipresence of emailread — May 2014
In my series of posts on reconnecting with the world I have begun to consider and experiment with technology based approaches to become less connected and 'always on'.
The approach is analogous with setting boundaries within a relationship, specifically with what I need to do, what goals I can achieve in particular period of time and also to 'switch off' when I leave work.
One of the simplest methods of gaining headspace came from a passing judgment made by my friend, Francis. While out together one night. He noticed that I'd received a push notification from Gmail, and he said 'push for email? Anything ever that urgent?'.
He was right, nothing via email is ever that urgent.
Readdressing how and why we receive email might be the simples way to manage immense volumes of information pushed at us.Cont. reading