With the start of every new year is yet another opportunity to organize your life. As I’ve become more and more interested in minimalism, I’ve become more aware of what I surround myself with – what takes up space in my life and if its worth that space. And the new year is the best time to re-evaluate what I have, what I want to get rid of and what I need to replace.
It’s both liberating and relaxing to get rid of all that excess. My mind feels clearer and I feel more in control. Mess is chaos. Organization is orderly. It’s clear to see why we lean towards one over the other.
But one thing I don’t think about is my digital space.
My laptop, my tablet, my phone – much of my life involves interacting with some sort of digital space. Maybe because I am still finding an organization method that works for me or the fact that I tend to start all sorts of creative projects, but I just end up with all sorts of files in every digital nook and cranny. Some of which I never touch again. Others which I scramble to find and simply pray that I remember a word in the file name so I can search for it.
We spend a lot of time on our devices. Why shouldn’t they be as organized and decluttered as the rest of our living spaces?