Thanks to the advancement of technology, the boundaries between your work and personal life are becoming ever more blurred. But technology has also been our greatest downfall – it has become the ‘norm’ to always be available at the click of a button. We are letting technology control us, and how we spend our time.
It is leading to a disease I call ‘hurry sickness’ – symptoms include feeling irrational, exhausted and burned out at work. Sound familiar?
This sickness can be recognised by a simple self-diagnosis. You will know if you are ‘hurry sick’ if while microwaving something for 30 seconds, you can’t fight the compulsion to do something else at the same time. Perhaps you check your phone every seven or eight minutes. More than 95% of the executives I interview admit to suffering from ‘hurry sickness’. And technology has a lot to answer for in this aspect.