There seems to be two types of people in this world when it comes to clutter. There are those that like to hang on to mementos from the past, almost as if their souvenirs were “evidence” of their histories. Others, however, can let go of material possessions as they value the experiences more than the “proof” that an event happened.
Being distracted by non-essential information can negatively affect your ability to complete essential tasks! While keeping up with friends electronically can be a surprisingly healthy option for maintaining a sense of connection and mattering to others, when you spend hours comparing yourself to others’ “best moments” or spend more time attending to the electronic social media in your palm than the social gathering you’re in, this can be detrimental to healthy, face-to-face relationships.
Here are five tips to get you started on spring-cleaning your electronic clutter:
The most important think to remember is that all of our electronic forms of communication are designed to serve you -- when you feel driven to keep up with the 24/7 nature of electronic communication, you know it's time to take a break. Don't be a slave to your cellphone -- and remember that true friends understand that their friends have lives of their own.
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