It’s a necessity for entrepreneurs to be online for internet marketing, to provide services to clients and customer service as well as to simply be connected with industry news and social contacts. Yet being online seems to diminish our attention spans and take over our private lives. It’s a common Catch-22 problem that needs to be addressed lest our brains become one with our computers (isn’t this the plot of a sci-fi movie already?)
You can approach this digital decluttering in a few different ways. To begin slowly, take a few of these tips below and start to implement them into your daily life. Or start with one tip then move on to another one when you feel the first is complete.
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No matter your approach, take time to evaluate just how distracted you are with your digital clutter and analyze how you can regain some of your free time by eliminating extra work.
Tips for Digital Decluttering
Cut out those that you rarely use or that your ideal client doesn’t use. Identify which ones you use for personal fun and those you use for business.
Take your time going through these steps. There’s no right or wrong way to approach this list; if necessary, close your eyes and point to the tip you want to complete first. Completing these steps sooner than later is better, only because digital clutter will impact your productivity, but don’t feel like you have to complete one task each day.