When I'm checking my phone or emailing on my computer, I know I'm not at my best as a mom. I kind of hear the kids' voices clamoring for my attention as I focus on the task at hand (or at fingertip), but not really. I know I tell them to "hold on," and I don't always say it so nicely.
Email triggers a part of the brain that I call "lottery brain." It is the part of the brain that produces the thought/hope/belief that miracles can happen.
I realized how easy it's becoming to get sucked into your technology of choice! Even as I was doing this that day, I felt kind of crazy, but out of boredom -- or the thrill of connection -- I engaged in it.
More than 60 percent of you said you spend less than two waking hours a day completely disconnected from email. Email has become our intravenous feeding tube.