Too many of us feel inundated by emails and notes in our online accounts. We store correspondence, photos, to-do lists, meeting materials, financial records, appointments, and children’s artwork on our devices. It can easily become overwhelming and managing (to say nothing of FINDING) what we have stored “at our fingertips.”
Feel free to share some of the ways you have found helpful for controlling information overload and gaining back a little more time in the process. We can all learn from one another! The key is to discover what works for each of us to be organized as well as productive.
Here are a few tips to get started:
Refuse to let emails dictate the day.
Plan ahead and prioritize before you even check your devices.
Decide how much time will be “intentionally dedicated” to on line engagement and see how close you come to sticking to that plan.
Assign particular tasks to a specific weekday or block of time.
Keep your vital energy and focus for more challenging tasks.
Use as many “techniques” as are useful to help you find what you need as quickly as possible. Your way may not work for someone else but someone else isn’t YOU trying to get organized!