The New Year is underway. Now is a good time to go through and organize your digital life, getting rid of digital clutter (you know, those old documents, unread inbox messages, Internet bookmarks and the like). Much like with your home and workspace, getting rid of digital clutter gives you a fresh start and keeps the possibility of digital retox (returning to one’s cluttered ways after detoxing) under control. Here, BlackEnterprise.com provides you with a few ways to declutter your digital life in 2014:
- Are you on Facebook? How many people do engage with on the social networking site? Maybe defriending a few folks and unsubscribing from pages/ groups will help unclog your news feed.
- Twitter timelines are always filled with info/ conversation, but, if you follow too many accounts and timelines, the micro-blogging site becomes impossible to scroll through. Try unfollowing a few folks (like those who are too chatty, or mute them). If you still want to know what’s going on with several accounts at once, use twitter lists instead.
- If you’re one of the many who sign up for a social network and never actually use it, deactivate it. Save yourself the time and stress of maintaining them. You don’t have to be on every site; keep to a minimum what you choose to be on.
- If you go through your phone and think “when’s the last time I talked to this person?”, or “who’s this?”, chances are it’s time to get rid of the contact. Systematically delete your unused contacts and make room for people you actually talk to and will want to in the future.