Does it feel like your phone is stalking you?
My phone is good at following me around. I might be in the middle of a nice little Saturday - on a trip to Home Depot or maybe Bed, Bath and Beyond and, then, a notification: "Why Is Everyone So Mad About Ryan Gosling's New Space Movie?"
What? Ryan Gosling is in a space movie? And not Matt Damon? Is that why people are mad? And, then, I'm like oh, yes, that's right I need mulch. Let's buy mulch. But as I walk over to the gardening aisle, I notice that pesky red number in the upper right corner of the email app climbing at a steady rate. I let the little square lurk in the corner for a while as I fill my shopping cart. Once I'm in the car, I try not to look, but it's hard so I keep looking just to see what kind of email fix I can skim off the top, and, eventually, I get home and cave and let it have my Sunday. Who doesn’t love a good old Sunday email binge?
As Markman says, "When we can’t let go of work while we’re out of the office, we don’t get to enjoy the benefits of time away." We all know that staying close to our digital devices can be one of the biggest triggers to keep us focused on work even when we're off the clock.