Email Used To Be Fun - What Happened?
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When I am not busy engaging in prize-winning photo shoots of household pests, I busy myself with this stupid trick of avoiding my email for a day, or even part of a day, so I can live my real life, the one happening out here, away from the computer. You know, the life with children in it, who might actually need me to pay some attention to them?
Unfortunately, the longer I avoid the email, the harder it is to open it back up. And the longer I wait to open it back up, the more anxious I get about what might be waiting in there for me. So then I think, This is too stressful. I won't do that again, I'll just read stuff as it comes in. But then I end up getting sucked into whatever problems are happening out there in my neighborhood, or my homeschool group, or whatever, and waste my whole day dealing with other people's problems, while ignoring my own kids; so I think, This is too stressful. I'm only going to check my email once a day. And I am right back where I started.
Does anyone else have this problem? Is there a solution? I mean, aside from not using email at all? Or maybe that IS a solution? Discuss.