The human brain is the most powerful computer in the world. But even the most balanced system can work inappropriately or give errors because of an overabundance of information.
We absorb too much content from different sources; unfortunately, most of this we do not really need.
If you think about it, we become the hostages of useless information, which adversely affects our memory, nervous system and, most importantly, attention to the useful clue.
People get information from TV, books, magazines, newspapers, radio, social networks, messengers, email, SMS messages and all kinds of advertising.
To be able to process and assimilate info, you need to learn how to filter it and control the flow.
Here are 4 tips on how to do it.
1. Try to check your mailbox regularly
If you have a precise daily schedule, then you probably know how this makes life easier. So what prevents you from allocating time once a day to view your email and personal messages?
This approach will help you not to get lost in the flow of information and prevent its accumulation.
The best time to check mail - is the morning. Because some messages or news can change your plans for the day.
But, of course, you need to focus only on your capabilities - if you know that in the morning you will not be in time, then take the habit of checking the information before going to bed or at any time convenient for you.
In this way, you will be able to process and assimilate more information accurately.
2. Filter data that you received
Any information you get is divided into essential and useless. So you need to filter it and do it regularly.
In order not to lose significant info, you should highlight it from the general mass. For this purpose, almost in all mailboxes, there is a function "Highlight", and in instant messengers - "Pin".
All unnecessary messages must be deleted immediately. Remove this clue as soon as it came; otherwise it will take a long time to clean your mailbox.
There are such situations when you receive an SMS message from an unknown number, and you do not know whether you can trust the information from this message. In this case, you can check the mobile phone number by phone lookups and find out who wrote you. Such a service can help you to find an email address, location, social media profiles, and even criminal records by the phone number of the owner.
3. Make all profiles on social networks private
You probably heard about such a function on the network as "Close account". People use this method to make their identity more private and not get unnecessary attention from outsiders.
Thus, only your subscribers have the right to view the information in your profile, comment and send messages to Direct.
At the same time, you can control the people who are your subscribers, because to subscribe to your profile, first they must send a request for confirmation.
Closing your profile, you make your life more private and inaccessible to public access, shield yourself from a stream of meaningless messages and advertisements.
4. Protect yourself from advertising
Nowadays advertising is an integral part of life. Advertise everything - from baby diapers to housing in the city centre. We see advertising everywhere - on TV, radio, on billboards, on the Internet, social networks, and also often receive it in the form of messages.
But in fact most of the goods that advertise, we just do not need.
The first step to protect yourself from advertising in the form of messages is not to subscribe to newsletters. But it is not so simple. Most advertisers do not make a request to send you advertising posts but use the personal information that you inadvertently left on the Internet.
Therefore, be careful not to leave your personal data (email, mobile number, profiles in social networks) in unverified places. Do not complete forms or questionnaires.
Recently, we have become hostages of information. To accurately perceive content and not go insane, we need to learn how to control its flow. I hope that my article will teach you to organise and filter incoming data.
Thank you for attention!