I selected this piece by Michael Poh for Hongkiat.com
because I'm always looking for ways to simplify being online.
I found some of his suggestions helpful, things I know I should do but now I'm going to take his advice. I hope there's something here for you too!
"In a time when the world is connected to the Internet 24/7, it’s hard to imagine how we can survive a day without it".
Here's what caught my attention:
Unsubscribe From Email Lists
**We get subscribed to various email lists whenever we purchase or register products and services. That’s how they can market us their latest products or simply update us with what they’re up to
**If your inbox is often flooded with spam, you’ll be surprised at how good it feels when you only get emails that you want to read.
Clear your inbox
**It’s a kind of discipline that you should impose on yourself as you try to keep your Inbox clear.
**It means that once you receive an email that requires your action, you have to act – reply, forwards, follow up, double check, confirm etc – and be done with it ASAP - Yes!!
Have time-0uts or Days Off
**Everyone needs a breather, and enjoy quality time away from such tension. Take an hour or so of quality offline time each day, or a day during the weekends.
**Just switch off from the Net. You’ll realize that you feel much more energetic and alive when you’re moving around and talking to people.
Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"
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