As if to pull me out of my long-weekend-induced relaxed mental state and back into “work mode,” an article I read during my return trip to New York this week pondered the problem of achieving “flow” in a world where technology allows, if not invites, nearly constant interruption in our work days.

According to the article, it can be tough to achieve flow -- defined as a state of mind that creates electric connectivity between us and our work -- when the phone is ringing, the fax machine is beeping, and an avalanche of e-mail is pouring into your inbox, all demanding immediate attention. I think I can relate. Anyone else?

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