The focus today will be decluttering our digital lives. Wherever there's clutter, energetically, there is potential for discord. Our goal is to create harmony in our lives, mentally, physically, internally and in the digital realm, where we spend increasingly more of our time.
Here are a few areas that you can focus on starting today:
1. Delete abandoned email accounts. Hoarding email accounts is something I'm definitely guilty of. If you no longer check a particular account, chuck it and don't look back. Anyone who's looking to contact you will likely be able to track you down on one of the dozens of popular social media platforms if they are serious about getting back in touch.
2. Clear your email inbox. Do yourself a favor and hit unsubscribe to those pesky email lists that are constantly trying to sell you on stuff you don't want. Afterwards, go ahead and sort your emails according to the sender; when you hit select all for that group you can grab and dump 25-50+ unopened emails at a time. Services like Unroll.me are great for the former strategy and helping you filter in the things that you do want into a daily digest, but you'll still have to delete old messages manually.
3. Purge social media accounts. I like to follow people, but I'll admit I've often followed someone out of courtesy because they followed me first. However, if I find that they're generally inactive or that they've unfollowed me for whatever reason, I don't feel any type of way about unfollowing and clearing up my feeds.
4. Remove unnecessary media (photos, video, podcasts, movies, ebooks). How do we define unnecessary? I'd say, if you haven't looked at it in a year, It's probably time to let it go.
5. Organize desktop icons. This can be super-duper easy using our free downloadable desktop background (available when you sign up for this 31-day reset). We have to warn you, it works best when you have taken and incorporated step 6.
6. Load and empty your desktop trash. The desktop trash can is the perfect place for digital clutter to hide out. Not only do these files take up space on your hard drive, but they could be causing your computer to run slower than it should. Do yourself a favor and hit delete.
7. Clear temporary internet files + browser cache/cookies. Have you ever sat at your computer frustrated because a web page you're trying to look up is taking ridiculously long? And it seemingly always happens when you're in a rush to get somewhere, right? Clearing your browser is not only a way to speed things up a bit, but it's also good habit to have to keep your online browsing safe and secure.
8. Delete unnecessary contacts and other space crowders from your phone. Here's a rule of thumb, if you're not sure who the contact is or how they're number got in your phone, it's safe to say you probably don't and won't talk. When adding a new contact in the future, try to leave yourself a little context hint as to who they are, and why you decided to connect with them in the first place.
So, there you have it, 8 best practices for making space in your digital world to invite more harmonious energy into your life. What else can you think of to add to the list?
Be sure to join the nightly wellness chat on Periscope for more tips and resources. The replays for each day are available here if you'd like to Katch up ;) . Also, please officially join the 31 Day Sassy Wellness Reset and get access to additional tips, downloadable tools, recipes and resources only available to subscribers. Click the button below to sign up now!