Are you suffering from information overload? Have you got an Inbox that’s sagging with unread emails? Do you have folders that contain messages that you’ve flagged as ‘must get to a day’? If that is you, then follow these tips to simplify your digital lifestyle before it takes over your loved ones and social lifestyle.
Tip 1 – Unsubscribe from these email lists
How many of these subscriptions do you really read and act upon? I’ve just deleted two folders with roughly 670 messages in each that was the accumulation of a weekly email from two distinct sources over the last five decades! I believed I’d really read these from start to finish! How wrong was I! Quit fooling yourself into believing you’ll read and act upon these subscriptions. You won’t, so don’t. Delete all those registered messages you’ve not read and never will read.
Tip 2 – Hunt, do not file
You will find fantastic search engines available today. The normal Internet-based engines, Google, Yahoo, Bing, but found search capability for computers and applications also. If you would like current information, do not save it. Search for it. Not only can this reduce the exponential increase of duplicate information however, you can be sure the information you’re looking for is relevant and present also.
Tip 3 – Do not clutter your life with Twitter in case you do not have to!
Who actually cares what you’re doing every second of the day? Use Twitter sparingly and your followers will appreciate your tweets more. If you already have a busy lifestyle with family, work, sports, and social events do not digitize it farther with meaningless tweets on every second of the day!
Tip 4 – Technology complimentary Fridays
Select a day and make it email free. Any day will do. Or phone someone rather than TXTing. How often do you email somebody who’s sitting next to you? Or have an ongoing conversation on email or TXT messages. Declare a technology daily and re-ignite the social interactions which have been diminishing due to technology. Make a point of going to find the person you would typically e-mail and take part in a verbal conversation. Save space, be green, produce and maintain personal relationships and verbal dialogue alive!
Tip 5 – Do you love your computer more than your spouse?
Do you spend more time on your computer than with your spouse? Do you prefer the business of your digital friends more than your loved ones? Set aside time for both. Do not let you overtake the other. Leave your phone in your home, or on your bag. Do not put it on the desk and pick it up every few minutes to find out who has emailed you or TXT’ed you.
Follow these easy tips and you’ll make certain you control technology rather than technology controlling your lifestyle.