How many apps do you have on your phone?
How many of them do you actually use? (You can actually look this up in your phone settings if you are curious.)
How many email addresses do you have? What does your desktop or file folders look like? What websites do you check frequently? How many tabs do you have open right now on your computer???
Even writing about it is stressing me out.
Tabs are my embarrassing weakness. On any given day, I’ve got elevendy-billion tabs open.
I love when the browser inevitably buckles under the weight of too many tabs and it finally crashes and I can start fresh. (Ahhhh.)
Digital clutter effects us just as much as physical clutter. Perhaps even more so, since there’s usually no finality to it.
It feels good to have inbox zero, but it’s worth asking why are we receiving so much email in the first place? And how much of it is actually what we want?
One thing I’ve been thinking quite a lot about lately is how everything has its on gravitation force that pulls on us.
How we spend our time is influenced by the people and things we surround ourselves with.
The more we think/surround ourselves with someone (or some hobby/thing), the more influence and priority it has on us.
Digital, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual—everything has a gravitational pull on us.
Which also means, it’s easy to become distracted, now more than ever.
Back to our phones, we’ll more likely open the apps on our home screen more than we would open an app five pages deep.
To me, distraction are anything that keeps us from our most important things.
If family and music are what’s important to you, then anything that takes you away from that is distracting you from your greater purpose.
The tricky thing is that it’s usually other opportunities or interesting shiny things that distract us from our purpose.
Great opportunities… but opportunity that happen to be in the opposite direction we wanted to go.
Distractions can come in little or big sizes.
First you need to know what you want in life (which is huge). Then the key is asking yourself—
Is this helping me, or distracting me?
What is distracting me that I can easily remove and get rid of?
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing — Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1622