How to handle information overload

How to escape infoprmation overload

There are ways to escape information overload.

The feeling of being buried by a constant deluge of information is becoming nearly universal. What is one to do about it? A few hints might be saying no more often to random impulses to check sources like email, mobile phones, instant messaging, Web sites, etc. Another way could be to go analog: choose to use a pen and a pad of paper vs. a computer. Yet another might be blocking entire evenings and weekends for more conversation, contemplation, reading and listening. There’s no magic answer but we have to start exerting more self discipline or else we won’t be able to breathe.

There’s a nice article in the WSJ that discusses this topic quite well – it’s worth reading, and is a “800-word test” to see if you can stay focused.

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