Rules to help you control with this plethora of Information Overload
You sit at your desk, primed for another day of work when it hits you - overwhelm, lack of focus and frustration. There it is: your inbox has 125 emails and it is only 9 a.m. What's a sane person to do? Some of us might dream of doing the following: take two pills and skipping work for the day, pressing delete, running for the hills or choosing to do anything but answer the dang emails.
The 21st century is deemed the Century of Information Overload. This term refers to the state of having too much information to make a decision. It also refers to the massive amounts of historical information one must sift through and the high rate of new information being added every day. Not to mention the contradictions to the information you already read.