Decluttering our homes isn't enough anymore... we also need to declutter our digital lives! Here are a few of the tasks I'm doing to tidy up my digital clutter for 2020.
1. Declutter your Email Subscriptions.
Time: 3 minutes Use the website Unroll.me to remove your email address from any email subscriptions. I love their daily roll up function as well. I add email subscriptions I care about, and it compiles them all into 1 daily email, reducing my inbox count and making it all organized.
2. Go through your phone and delete any apps you don't use regularly.
Time: 3 minutes
This won't take long, just do a quick overview of the apps on your phone and delete any you don't need anymore.
3. Update your auto-fill options in your browser
Time: 3 minutes
I wasted so much time last year un-filling out forms online where my auto-fill had filled in the wrong info. It only takes 3 minutes to go into your browser and update that info. I still had my maiden name in a lot of my auto-fill options! Update your phone number, address, and remove any debit or credit card info that is out of date. You can find your auto-fill options in Safari and Chrome by clicking on "Preferences" in the top left menu, and then choosing "auto-fill".
4. Weed through your facebook groups and leave any you don't care about.
Time: 5 minutes
Set a timer for 5 minutes and take a quick look at the facebook groups you are a part of. If you have the urge to take a look at a group to make a decision, just keep it for now, and move on to leaving the ones you know you don't want to be in. We're looking for the low hanging fruit!
5. Unfollow Instagrammers Who Trigger Jealousy
Time: 6 minutes
One of the most freeing activities is going through the list of accounts you follow on instagram, and unfollowing anyone who doesn't encourage you. I think of my instagram feed as a curated feed of inspiration and joy. So if someone I follow has pretty pictures, but I find that I come away from their feed feeling discouraged, I consider unfollowing them. I don't tend to unfollow people I actually know in real life (I don't want to hurt someone's feelings), and I don't use this as an excuse to not face my own insecurities. But sometimes I end up following people who seem to have a perfect life, and who I don't even know in real life. Those accounts aren't helpful to me. Oh, and while you are at it, now would be a great time to unfollow toxic people from your past. Just saying. 😉 And there you have it! Five quick actions you can take in 20 minutes to declutter your digital life for the new year. Happy 2020! 🎊