I don’t know about you, but I am a bit overwhelmed with all the constant barrage of information from newspapers, computers and television. Coronavirus updates and life saving tips change daily. Online classes for working out, learning new skills, and virtual travel pop up every second. Blog posts such as this one spring up like flowers blossoming daily. What is a home bound curious person to do?
As always, I do not have the answers. Those come from each of you with your unique learning style and goals. But here are some questions that might unlock the safe (ty net) to protect you from information overload.
As you start feeling overwhelmed ask yourself the following:
What type of information do I need to gather?
What matters most to me about surfing information?
What type of information do I want to explore?
What if I blocked off X amount of time each day for a topic? Would that satisfy my need for information and allow me to take a break from info overload?
What would a topic for the day look like?
What am I going to do with this information?
What are some boundaries I can set for surfing this information? What accountability can I ensure for these boundaries?
What would I rather be doing other than being on the computer or tv?
What other things could I be doing?
What would a day be like if I don’t look at the news? If I don’t look at FB?
Remember, you are in the driver’s seat. Decide on the road you want to travel each day.
Good luck and let me know if you have any questions.