I don’t know how it happened (well, I do know, but you get what I mean). I remember the days I had one device and I felt overwhelmed. Now I own 5 devices I use almost everyday. I bet you are on a similar boat.
We are privileged. God has allowed us to enjoy and use technology for His glory and the good of others. I love having that opportunity. But we need to realize that sometimes it’s just too much. Cool, we can tweet from our laptops, phones, tablets, and smartwatches, but we really need to do it?
As I said in a previous post, I am trying to simplify my life in every way I can, a little at the time.
And this time, it was my iPad’s turn.
What do I use my iPad for? Basically three things:
- Displaying songs when I am playing
- Displaying notes when I am public speaking
So, what did I do? I simple deleted every app and file that didn’t serve for any of those purposes. No Twitter, no email, no YouTube, no Netflix, no games.
I get this might not work for you and your workflow, but the idea is this: do you really need all you apps in all your devices? Remember, just because you can do something it doesn’t mean you should. You might find out that having all those platforms is actually impairing your productivity. Having just what you need in each device can keep you focused on what you need to do at that moment.
So, why don’t you try it?
Give a quick look to each of your devices and be honest with yourself. What do you really need to use this device for? What’s only distracting you?
It could really make a difference!