A Quick Note

Human connection is without question one of the great antidotes to stress. And one of the easiest ways to connect with those people you like and love is by computer e-mail. By just spending a few minutes a day on line, you can stay in touch with family and friends.

E-mail notes can be brief, informal, and informative. In fact, you can practically write and send a message as fast as you can think the thought. With e-mail, you also can maintain a degree of control that’s not possible over the phone. Maybe you want to send a loving note to your mother, but you don’t want to get involved in a long discussion about why you haven’t settled down yet. E-mail is perfect. You can say as much—or as little—as you choose. You can also read her reply at your convenience.