The other day as I was deleting and filing endless emails, I had to stop and laugh at myself. I don't like clutter more than I don't like filing.
Mama not only preached, but she also demonstrated the old adage, "a place for everything and everything in its place". Yes, I know, for some folks, like my kids, that translates into being anal or OCD. Nevertheless, it works for me.
So, I've got cyber drawers in my email account to sort and stash the pertinent or useful messages. Nerd alert! I was excited when I learned how to put "folders" into drawers. Now if I could learn how to block some of those amazing websites when it turns out I don't really need them, I'd really a happy camper.
Maybe you're like me and struggle a bit to stay on top of the blog posts you enjoy. I used to keep them in the inbox, then I'd get behind and feel guilty. Then I figured out to file them so they're available but not encroaching.
As I was filing 15-20 messages and blogs recently, I had a flash of reality and asked myself if I was really going to read them later. Turns out I usually do. I don't know about you, but pockets of wait time like at the dentist's office, or while Tom fills the car with gas, etc., are terrific opportunities for reading those bits of treasure.
We all have trash and treasures in our lives. Do you have a system for sorting and saving? How do you determine what's to be trashed and what's treasure to be stashed?