Crikey! It seems my brain is in dire need of a break. Hows yours feeling when you look at the stats in this infographic. Infographics – they are everywhere aren’t they? I can’t help but analyse my own online behaviour after having a look at this. I currently have 6 tabs open, I have a chat window open on one of those tabs and an email and twitter programme running in the background. The phone has rung three times tonight and I’ve had four texts. My poor partner trying to have a conversation with me at the same time while I’m so distracted. My poor brain!
I totally relate to the email problem. I’ve come to the point where I turn mine off if I’m trying to do something complicated and get it completed at work. Working on a document with email flashing away as a new message arrives is the ultimate distraction. Worse than a phone call which deals with something immediately a fresh shiny email can cause me to feel the burden of yet another job to do, or something which I need to think about. So, right at the bottom in the what you can do section are the answers for me. Turn the technology off, devote specific times to specific tasks and stop trying to do too many things at once. Nobody is that good at multi-tasking it seems, even us women!