In the world of the Internet and social media, there are a lot of chances that you are consuming more than you create.
Clutter is not just physical. Our minds are filled with a lot of information, data & a lot of other unnecessary stuff. As Sherlock Holmes says "So we go around the sun. If we went around the moon or round and round the garden like a teddy bear, it wouldn’t make a difference. All that matters to me is the work.” (but I think that's primary schools stuff. You gotta know that) Anyway, what I mean is that there are a lot of thoughts and other things our minds keep on processing. We keep thinking & thinking & thinking, but never execute.
In the world of the Internet and social media, there are a lot of chances that you are consuming more than you create. With information overload at some point, your brain can explode (figuratively). We keep consuming without taking action and doing what's necessary. I used to be one of those people who constantly uses Social Media, watched tutorials on YouTube & read books on design & self-development. Thankfully at a point, I got to stop the information overload. I even consumed information (whether it's useful or not useful) while on the toilet. This led to a massive problem. I didn't finish projects on time, started procrastinating a lot & ruined my sleep pattern.
This madness stopped when I started applying minimalist principles to every aspect of my life. I became more mindful of the information I consumed. This allowed my mind to think and execute tasks. There are usually saying that talk about constant learning. Don't take it the wrong way. Learning is not just attributed to reading and watching tutorials. It can be achieved through experiments too. The kind of lessons that you learn practically tend to stick long enough rather than an article you read a day ago.
With the Internet, huge volumes of information are being created and shared every day. As of March 2019, over 4.4 million blog posts are published every day. Make sure you don't fall into this puddle.
Feel free to ignore the Information. Filter things you consume ruthlessly. You don't have to know all the facts. You can always Google them. Information Clutter is different from Mental Clutter. I'm not a psychiatrist to talk about mental health. But I do know you can stay healthy and positive when you accomplish tasks. Information overload prevents us from taking decisions or actions because we feel we have too much to consume. The responsibility is in your hands.
Let your mind wander.
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