Digital hoarding

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.

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Why it pays to declutter your digital life

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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 storage available

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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 posterity.

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Digital minimalism

Digital minimalism is a "philosophy of technology use in which you focus your online time on a small number of carefully selected and optimised activities that strongly support things you value, and then happily miss out on everything else."  - Cal Newport

Use technology to "support" your personal goals, rather than letting it "use" you.

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Don’t Rely On Your Memory

If you want to remember things, don't rely on your memory. Put it in writing or in a digital notebook.

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Ways To Organize Your Life Now

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Clear your wardrobe
Take everything out of your wardrobe and pile it on the bed. 
  • Create 3 piles; things to go to charity, to sell or to the bin. 
  • Anything you haven’t worn in the past 6 months goes straight to one of the piles. 
  • Work your way through each item and see its necessity.
  • The rest goes back into the wardrobe, sectioned off into each type of clothing. 

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20 Powerful Everyday Hacks To Simplify Your Life

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