3 Tips to De-Clutter Your Digital Space
The digital world is one filled with numerous technologies, fast change and constant learning. From the variety of smart devices we own to the countless apps we loaded on them, it’s no surprise that our day-to-day digital environment is a bit cluttered. And for someone with endless responsibilities and a busy schedule, this digital hoarding can sometimes lead to a lag in productivity and time management.
Technology itself isn’t the problem. In fact, The Heritage Foundation reports that technological advances have led to more than 100 percent increase in productivity since 1973. Therefore, why not try just simplifying your digital space? Let's take a look at a few quick tips to get this done.
1. Make Use of the Right Technologies
With hundreds of new technologies being created all the time, not every device or software will suit you. It’s important to know what you like, as well as what innovations you understand and can take full advantage of. Take a look at your needs as well; what day-to-day activities would you like to get done faster or more efficiently.
If technology altogether makes you stressed out, there are software solutions that streamline the processes and reduce some of the burden. Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence (AI), for example, is a software platform that makes your smartphone, among other devices, more intelligent and receptive. Not only does the AI technology boost functions like battery performance and camera recognition, but it has cognitive intelligence that over time will pick up on your behaviors and begin to anticipate your needs.
2. Organize Your Email and Calendar
As a mom, you probably get a ton of emails everyday, even more so if you’re in the workforce. With personal email, work emails, newsletters and spam, your inbox can often get messy, increasing the chance of you missing an important message and interrupting your productivity. Declutter your email by putting a few things into place; set up an archive folder to store your old emails out of sight, unsubscribe from junk email or newsletters that clog up your inbox and set up filters so incoming mail can be automatically organized into specific folders. It’s also a great idea to keep your calendar together with your email, so that appointments can be easily be synced from email confirmations and you can set up alerts all in one place.
3. Sync Your Devices
With innovations like iCloud, it is now possible to sync up all your devices so you can access the same content without having to transfer the information manually. By syncing up your devices at home, it can make life a lot easier, especially in a family environment. If you’re researching a recipe for dinner on your phone, save it your iCloud so you can access it from the tablet in your kitchen without more than a press of a button or two. If you’re a working mother, syncing devices makes it easier to work from home when your schedule requires it. And one of the best things about the iCloud is that all your information is backed up so you don’t have to worry about losing anything important.
The digital environment can be a little bit tricky, but the benefits of engaging with technology can have a huge impact on your everyday productivity. Try these tips to declutter your digital world and have more time to focus on the important things.