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Data Diet – a Resolution You Can Stick To!

Start the New Year out with a resolution to promote more peace in your life with a Data Diet. Begin by slimming down your mailbox with these free resources.

Happy New Year! Like many, I’ve resolved to eat healthier and spend more time at the gym in 2012. But have you also considered going on a data diet?

In today’s digital world, there is simply no limit to the amount of information you can consume.

Whether it’s advertising messages coming at you from all angles, the siren call of social media, or the Internet just a click or a swipe away no matter where you are, our environment is saturated with information.

Introducing the Data Diet

To restore some order, I’ve decided to go on a Data Diet. This means making an effort to do things like:

  • limit time on social media
  • stress less about all those articles saved to “read later”
  • stay focused surfing the Web and not fall too far down the Rabbit Hole
  • make quicker buying decisions and accept that I won’t get “the best” deal every time
  • reduce the overall advertising noise in my life

The goal, like any diet, is a healthier balance of wants and needs, and of course – some more peace and quiet! Who couldn’t use more of that?

Slim Down the Mailbox

For this first topic in the new Data Diet series, let’s look at slimming down the mailbox. It’s easy, free, and has the added benefit of helping out the environment. Here are four free resources that I promise won’t take a lot of time and are worth the trouble.

Stay tuned for more in the Data Diet series. Happy New Year and see you at the gym!

Photo credit: Science Photo Library


  1. Karen Cohen

    12/30/2011 at 6:54 am

    Again,another great idea! I will do this today!!!!

    1. Samantha

      12/30/2011 at 10:53 am

      Hi Karen – thanks for writing in. I’m so glad you are finding useful information here!

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