Digital Minimalism

I’m certainly not the best to talk about this topic, but I’ll just share what I did for the past months in trying to de-clutter my digital life.

First off, deleting apps from my phone. Rarely used, unused apps were all deleted. I used to keep apps that perform unit conversion or currency conversion, but since I can do that easily from web browser anyway, so I have deleted those.

For productivity apps, I try to keep those apps that can make me do more than just one task, effectively making them a 3-in-1 app. For example, I have deleted Excel, Power Point and Word and replace them with the new Office app, which is a lite version of all those 3 apps combined in one.

Reducing social media usage has always been part of my goal too. I have pulled my Instagram account to be private, and no longer spending time scrolling through the ads flooded feed. That left me with only Facebook, which I tried my very best to reduce my time on it as well.

In terms of other life matters, I have decluttered my iMac and external hard disk, a task that took me years to finally get it done. Now everything seems to be more organized. Couple with my continuing effort of reducing subscription services and unwanted apps from my iMac, things just get simpler and less chaotic now.

That leaves me with one last thing to deal with… and that’s my work laptop from my office! Okay, we’ll deal with it some other days. Till then.

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