Sunday, 16 September 2018

Digital decluttering: Combatting information overload

No doubt we’re all subject to information overload and overstimulation as we’re moving about the web nowadays. In the vastness of the online world, it’s easy to get lost very quickly.

Minimalist Francine Jay has just released a blog post entitled “Go placidly”, in which she notes: the world has become noisier lately – not in an auditory, but in an information-coming-from-all-directions way.

I suspect more and more of us are indeed slowly and surely starting to feel “digital fatigue” or “the urge to disconnect”. Francine suggests giving ourselves permission to occasionally tune out and do our own thing instead.

There are lots of reasons why I became hooked on minimalism a couple of years ago. Francine’s page-turner “Miss Minimalist: Inspiration to Downsize, Declutter, and Simplify” was one of them.

We’re all having to grapple with information overload and overstimulation. In her blog post “Go placidly”, Francine Jay encourages us to step back rather than keep up with the social media scene and try to be seen, heard, liked or followed constantly.

Combatting information overload: Tuning out occasionally and doing our own thing instead