Low Information Diet
I am addicted to information. I am obsessed with checking CNN, Twitter, Facebook and my Google Reader updates. I feel a sense of guilt if I don’t check for Facebook updates or what is new in the world. I feel like I am missing out if I don’t keep up to date with my social networks. I am constantly refreshing my email to see if someone sent me an email. This gets in the way of my productivity and even my relationship with God.
So here is what I’m attempting to do about it:
Checking my email only twice a day
Reading the news once a day
Why do I feel the desire to check CNN in between tasks at work? If something major happens in the world, I will hear about it. So I am attempting to only watch the NBC Nightly News and check my Google Reader updates only once a day. Then I can truly digest what is happening in the news.
Limit my Twitter and Facebook Use
Alright here is where it gets tough. I will try to limit my use of Twitter and Facebook to once a day at lunch. That is all.