I love subscribing to newsletters, for me the more information the better, in theory that is. In real life, I barely get through half of the online courses and webinars I sign up for. There is so much information in cyberspace about how to be a better blogger, how to start your own business, how to be more productive and don’t get me started on all the recipe emails I receive.
Today, I have spent 1.5 hours trying to clean out my primary inbox. In it, I found no less than three on line courses, notes from five webinars I have missed, various hints and tips that needed to be filed and a boat load of recipes. I did not cull all the information, I was good and filed most of it but will I ever have the time to properly look at it?
I sometimes feel like I am drowning in information. It is coming at me from all angles: email, Twitter, Facebook, podcasts and the books I want to read. Where do mere humans find the time and more vitally, the energy to keep processing all this data? I am afraid to look at My Google Reader because it has been so long that I am sure there will be thousands of items patiently waiting for my attention. I get quite nervous about hitting the delete button on my Google Reader, assorted emails and online courses; what if one of those items has some miracle information that will improve my life exponentially? I feel it is my duty to give each one a look, just in case.
I am not sure that all this information helps with being productive, sometimes I find myself like a deer in the headlights because of too much information. Does this ever happen to you or is it just me? I sometimes feel as though my head might explode or maybe have a meltdown. Do any of you lovely readers have any suggestions, tips or tricks to take in the information without melting down? Yes, I still want the info but don’t want to get the explosion headache anymore.