It's commonly referred to as digital overwhelm - when we are so overwhelmed with information, it clutters our brains and causes distress, lack of productivity and a drop in performance. However I'm of the belief that it's not so much the overwhelm of too much information that's the problem, its more that we're not brutal enough with the information coming in to filter out the crap.
If you subscribe to a blog and it doesn't add value to you within three weeks, ditch it. If you listen to a podcast and it doesn't give you a return for your investment of time, delete it and unsubscribe. If you are programmed to a channel that isn't improving your world, entertaining you or in some way making you better today than you were yesterday, delete it.
There's so much wonderful, stimulating and empowering information around us from some fantastic authors and producers, the real challenge is having a filter that allows you to pull out the good stuff and get rid of the rubbish. Most people spend 4 to 5 hours a day on email, the majority of which is a waste of precious time. Step back and invest an hour asking, 'What is the best of the best that I will keep?', and unsubscribe from or delete the rest.
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