How we keep up with all of the information that gets sent our way?
Keeping up with everything you want to read is an insurmountable task. And so it should be, the more you read, the more you’re interested in.
How can you manage it all? When it comes to information being sent to you there are a few ways you can take control.
Put everything you are interested in reading into a folder titled “Stuff I Want To Read”. When you have time to read, you can go straight to that folder.
The purpose of this folder is to gather all similar documents in one spot so when it is time to attend to those documents, there already gathered, you do not need to waste time searching for them or getting distracted by other things.
Creating folders can be done with three media platforms, email, websites, and Facebook.
- Email: Make a folder along with all of the other folders.
- Websites: Each web browser has a bookmark area. Within the bookmark you can make and manage folders. For most web browsers this means just opening up the bookmark column, and right clicking. You can drag and drop webpages in and out as you find them and read them.
- Pocket: An additional feature to consider here is a ‘read-it-later’ service like Pocket. This service works with your web browser. Instead of hitting the Bookmark button, you hit the Pocket button. The webpage will be saved there, and will be available across all of your devices.
- Facebook: On the top right side of each post there is an option to save the post. This allows you to go back to the post at a more convenient time
Creating a distinct folder will prevent you from getting distracted by all of the other content, like emails, news feeds, or websites.