Katie Couric's Notebook: E-Mail Addiction

Hi, everyone.

Checked your e-mail lately?

Are you obsessed with who is or isn't writing you? Even when you're on vacation? You just might be addicted.

And help is on the way. A Pennsylvania woman, Marsha Egan, has
developed a 12-step program for "e-mail addicts." People like the
golfer who checked his BlackBerry after every shot ... or the woman who
sends herself e-mails if no one else does.

Egan says most companies don't realize how much time is being wasted
with e-mails. Each one, she says, takes an average of four minutes to
process and reply to. Her solution? Take concrete steps -- and start by
admitting that you aren't managing your email -- your e-mail is managing
YOU. She suggests ways to deal with the problem, from "commit to
keeping the inbox empty" to "establish regular times to review email."

I'll get right on that. As soon as I check my BlackBerry.

That's a page from my notebook.
  • Katie Couric

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