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Bad sign

14 Feb 2001

I’ve found that a handy rule of thumb for estimating my current stress level is to look at the number of email messages sitting in my inbox, waiting to be dealt with. Less than 10 messages equates to almost no stress. 20-30 is average, not bad. Currently, I have 301 messages waiting to be handled. This is a bad sign.