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Why it pays to declutter your digital life

Why it pays to declutter your digital life

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Digital hoarding

Is the reluctance to get rid of the digital clutter we accumulate through our work and personal lives, to the point of loss of perspective, which eventually results in stress and disorganisation.

It can make us feel just as stressed and overwhelmed as physical clutter.

Recognize digital hoarding problems

How can you tell if you have a digital hoarding problem?

Think back over the last week and see if you can remember a time when you struggled to find a digital file on your phone or computer – maybe someone’s address in an email chain, or a really great cocktail you Instagrammed for posterit...

Digital hoarding and online storage

Platforms like Google Drive are “open temptations” for hoarding because they make it so easy for us to accumulate files and almost never prompt us to review them, The sense that something is retrievable if we just store it somewhere provides a false sense of security. And there’s plenty of storag...

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Just like your regular life, your digital life also needs a declutter-drive now and then. As we use the internet and digital devices for more and more services, our life may get easier but our digital life gets messier and messier. Many people have no idea how many emails they are subscribed to or how many online accounts they have. To get hold of your digital life, follow these steps:

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