Control the daily flood of information + take time out to think = common sense. Yesterday I was reminded of this winning formula that I first introduced back in 2009 when I threw out a pile of old periodicals that had gathered dust.
The title of my old post was Timeout. The Blink read: “Everyone gets so much information all day long they lose their common sense.” Gertrude Stein
The spine of my post addressed how all the daily information I was consuming was beginning to overwhelm me – email, my daily social media rounds, blogs, digital newsletters, etc. Remember that was back in 2009. Now it is 2013 and thanks to being proactive, my online time and community have geometrically grown. However, I am proud that I have been taking time out to think, thus walk the talk. Unfortunately in the process, the periodicals I subscribe to have taken a back burner. Reminds me of the leftovers or open containers of unused food beyond their expiration dates gathering in a refrigerator; science projects that develop mold.
My recommendation: We now live in an era of TMI (Too Much Information). If you are on information overload and have accumulated piles of periodicals beyond their expiration dates, toss them! It is more important to take time out to think so you can refresh your common sense.
Take time out for current thoughts.