There are multiple changes we can make to be more productive: organize tasks, prioritize, schedule work times, bla bla bla… What about the space where we perform these tasks? Whether it's writing on the computer, the tablet or the phone... Make a digital cleaning it is essential for get the job done fast and be more efficient.
Digital workspaces are essential and it matters keep them organized.
These are just a few tricks, which have worked very well for me to organize our digital space and get closer, even a little, to the peace of the digital minimalism. That much-desired void in times of digital diabetes.
Speaking of workspaces, we are going to start with the phone, computer, tablet and other devices that make our lives so easy… Or not, ha!
Before to start organizing my digital space consciously (quite recently) I had everything disorganized in such a way that it was almost impossible to find documents or other important files. What did I do? Search on YouTube: How to organize your mobile and free up space 🙂 YouTube knows everything... Now it's time to put it into practice
And in this post I will give you a little review of these tips that are helping me keep at bay my Digital Consumerism… That's right, no one is perfect in this life.
Shall we start?
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- 1 Minimalist organization for digital cleaning
Minimalist organization for digital cleaning
here are some tips which are usually great for have a digital space, more or less, ordered. Although it is not always easy to keep it up to date, having a solid foundation is important to adopt habits that facilitate the task of maintaining optimal digital cleaning.
Organize your email by folders
Blessed is he who invented the email folders.
Although it is quite tedious at first. It can take weeks or months to get the email ready. Organizing your emails in folders is a job that is worth the effort.
In my case I organize it as: Banks, Social Networks, Personal, Documents, Subscriptions,… These are the most important.
NOTE: From time to time I do cleaning to unsubscribe from websites and things like that.
Keep your email inbox as clean as possible
For keep email inbox clean, it is best to check emails a few times a week, if you are one of those who checks them once a day, better, but let's be flexible. Delete, read, reply to, and archive all emails routinely so they don't pile up.
Photo cleaning once a month
This one costs me a hell of a lot. In fact right now I am in dire need of cleaning. AID!!!!!!
That professional instant camera called mobile has the ability to accumulate photos until you no longer know what you have.
I am one of those people and I am very lazy to start doing it, but once I delete about 1000 photos from my phone I can't stop. And I feel a peace...
Even if you are lazy, as it happens to me, organize your photos by folders and from time to time review all the photos you have and see them ordered, editing and deleting to avoid visual overload.
I owe these tips to my friend Sílvia, @ahhianne on instagram, she gives me tips on how to organize photos and else. 🙂
Reorganize your network of contacts
How bad did that sound? Try to be close to the people who have to be. There are people we don't even know and we have in our contacts or on Facebook. Because? I'm the first to make that mistake but you learn from everything. Hit delete.
Remember that you can always add it again but think consciously about the number of contacts you have and the use you give them. You will save time on your networks and energy by looking at photos that do not interest you at all.
Delete records you don't use
It has happened to me many times that I want to do something at a specific time: convert a pdf to mobi format and for that I have to register to a page that I will surely never use again in my life. Do the same: unsubscribe.
NOTE: There are Pages where putting your email gives you information about sites where you are registered. It is a hassle to unsubscribe from all of them, try to do it little by little. I'm still on it.
One of the most important tips of the entire post.
The visual order is very important, value the applications that you do not use and delete them. Those that you use can be organized by folders. It will be much easier and useful for you.
Use your phone as if it were a computer
This is what I try to follow to the crack table. I try that my phone be a workspace, Just as I have everything well organized to write the posts in my free time, I also try to have important files on the mobile to advance work.
I know that hard to get down to business But they are many the benefits of having an organized digital life.
Any more recommendations? I read you in comments.
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