Excursions by Amit Gawande

Getting rid of the digital clutter is a lot important for me. I have observed it helps me focus on things that matter.

  • I am very aggressive unsubscriber — be it email updates/newsletters or feeds or podcasts. I like to control the amount of stuff getting pushed to me.
  • Regarding apps on my phone, I tend to come up with a limit on number of apps that is just enough. Anything I very rarely use, I uninstall. Same for app that make me access my phone subconsciously, without much purpose (like apps for social media).
  • If I want to install an app, I would scan once if I can get rid of another one that I do not need.

May be I am too stingy in a sense, or too specific. But it helps to not let my devices control what I want to do.