Too Much Information

March 4, 2010 | Written by: Debra Friend | Filed under: Web Development,Working on the Web

Some of us, especially web developers, seem to live “on line”. We’re inundated with information and requests for action, 24/7. Take away our internet connection and we don’t know what to do next.  At Forward Media Group, we’ve taken this attitude of assault on good time management and relationship building to task…and it’s hard!

Un-plugging for even one day a week shouldn’t be too difficult, even if you do make your living developing websites. Easier to proclaim than to do. Hey, but if we can do it, you can, too!

To begin with, try setting aside just one day a month as “unplugged day”. Consider a personal day, and don’t check email, focus on face-to-face or voice conversations with your family and friends, and play with the dog. Taking a one day break is one way to ensure that the internet remains a tool, and not a life-interruption.

Author Timothy Ferriss supplies excellent information on a “Low Information Diet” in his blog. Here’s a link to a great post about Edmund Wilson that describes how this man of history decided what NOT to do. Can you put this to work in your life?

Let us know what happens…we’d love to learn from your experiences.

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