Modern technology is meant to make life easier, and while in part it does, it is also the cause of a lot of stress, especially at work.
E-mail is just one of those technological achievements. While it is great to be able to contact someone quickly and is environmentally friendly, it also adds a lot of pressure and expectation which can mean that our minds are never ‘off-line’.
As a recipient, you can get overwhelmed with the volume of e-mails, and as the sender, you can get angry quickly because you expect a fast response, and don’t always get it.
“All those e-mails you don’t have time to deal with could be making you ill” says an article on the BBC website today. Research has been carried out at the University of Manchester to prove this, which is great because we can’t do anything these days without scientific proof. Read more