Simplifying Your Digital Life

By Leo Babauta

It’s a simple fact of our modern lives that we live, play, learn and connect online. But our digital lives can become overwhelming, distracting, addicting.

With so much complexity and distraction, how do we find focus? How do we live with mindfulness?

How do we find stillness, simplicity, quiet?

The answer lies in simplifying our digital lives.

When I asked you guys on Twitter about what you’d like to simplify, you responded with problems like:

  • Information overload
    • Too many apps/social media
    • Too many WhatsApp groups
    • The need to work online, but wanting to sever the digital connection
    • Too much email
    • Saving things “just in case”
    • Part of me wants to be disconnected, the other part wants to connect
    • Wanting disconnected hours
    • Wangint less usage, more time for people that matter
    • Saving too many digital reading material, falling behind & feeling overwhelmed
    • Having too much online data, too many identities
    • Having to use social network or chat apps to conenct to teams, and being constantly distracted
    • Not being sure about the best way to store photos, digital memories, passwords
    • Needing to check Twitter/Facebook (FOMO)
    • Hating email

Do any of these sound familiar?

I’ve decided to create a new course, called Simplifying Your Digital Life, for my Sea Change Program this month.

In this course, we’ll look at 5 principles for creating a simpler online life, and how to set up simple systems for keeping things under control.

Here are the lessons:

  1. Five Principles for a Simple Digital Life
  2. Creating Organized Digital Systems
  3. A Method for Processing Your Inbox
  4. Getting Todos Under Control
  5. Social Media & Online Reading, Simplified
  6. A Minimalist Computer & Phone
  7. Photos & Digitizing Memories
  8. Security & Backups, Simplified

I’m really excited to work on this with you guys!

I’ll be publishing two video lessons a week (starting today), doing a live video webinar on Nov. 17, and offering a challenge to work on one area of your digital life at a time as we work through the month.

Join Sea Change today to start the course.

Source: Zen Habits