Day 3 - Declutter Your Digital LifeFriday, September 04, 2015
This is late, but I had a pretty emotional day yesterday that I will explain in the following post. Even thought I didn't post this yesterday, I still decluttered my digital life.
I knew that deleting things on my computer would take forever, so I started with my phone first. I deleted a lot of screen shots taken, old selfies that really had no sentimental value to me whatsoever. There weren't many of them, but as people I feel we hold onto things because at one point they meant something to us. We hold onto things that have value, but as we live we change and somethings stop becoming meaningful. We should have things around us that are valuable, so some old photos had to go.
I then went onto my computer. It wasn't because I had a lot of valuable things on my computer that I didn't feel like cleaning this out first, it's actually the opposite. I knew that I had a lot of old files on my computer from years ago that I just never bothered to trash. When I went into my downloads folder, I found old essay and test guidelines, study guides, old leasing papers, and peer review essay from people I forgot existed. I just thought to myself, "why do I still have this?" I then went into my documents and organized the school work I had into their respected folders. I ended up deleting a lot of pdfs that I had used on research papers that I knew I would never open again. When I finished, everything on my laptop was a lot more organized.
Cleaning out my laptop was never a priority, honestly it was never a thought that I should do. I'm actually glad this challenge forced me to do this. My downloads file was filled with junk and now it's completely empty. My computer is really slow, so now I hope it can run a little faster with the free space I created. I think when I use my laptop from now on I'll feel more efficient.