I’m addicted to constantly checking my email. I want to stop, but I can’t. I think it’s mostly driven by fear. I’m afraid of missing something important. I’m afraid of missing out on an opportunity. I justify my condition by telling myself that I am known for being responsive and available. Responsiveness is one of my differentiators. Being available and responsive goes a long way in today’s business world. My clients and colleagues know that I’m always available and they appreciate it. However, I take it way too far. Constantly checking email is killing my productivity, increasing my stress level, and preventing me from ever having true downtime. I can’t live in the moment because I’m constantly thinking about what I’m potentially missing. A major side effect is that I can’t focus on one activity for more than a few minutes without being distracted.