Informational Hygiene: 6 Tips to Avoid Useless Information


You wash your hands before eating, cook only with filtered water and you know exactly how many squares of dark chocolate you can afford eating during one working day. So why don’t you apply these rules to the consumption of information?

woman-texting-message-phone-smartphone-girl has formulated the basic tenets of informational hygiene. Do not forget about them, if you want to preserve the intellectual tone and sound sleep.

1. Select the news in social networks dispassionately

Do not add friends out of pity. Do not demonstrate network altruism. Do not select people just because they have cute pics. Only sober calculation and conscious choice.

How cynical it may sound, in today’s society everyone is a content producer. If you do not like the distributed information product, you have the right to respond adequately and abandon this product.

2. Remove discredited sources

A person who posts nonsense deserves to be removed from the news. This reason is sufficient.

3. Do not be distracted by what is unimportant to you

You do not have to follow the fashion trends, understand politics, be aware of all the fluctuations in the currency market and know the names of secondary Hollywood actors.

You have the right not to know something. Not to be interested in it. Not to follow it.

4. Follow quality

The informational environment also has simple and complex carbohydrates. Simple carbs are absorbed on the fly, bring momentary pleasure and harm your health. After such a meal, your appetite only doubles – you require another treat: more and more, until you feel sick.

Sooner or later, you will turn into an amorphous bag of fat, you will get depressed and will not know how to select the right products.

Slow carbohydrates are long and hard to digest. But they give you the necessary energy and strength. They make you feel alive.

Simple informational carbohydrates can sometimes be included in the diet. But the basis of your menu should contain hard vegetable fibers – fiction, quality analytics and educational projects.

5. Draw information from real life

Many media tell you what they have read in other media, which in turn, have obtained the information from some other media source. Go outside, live a meaningful life, love ordinary men. In offline, everything is much more interesting.

6. Spare some time to think

Get distracted from the endless flow of information and analyzes. Be quiet, look, listen. Do not be afraid not to understand. Do not be afraid to lose time. Be afraid of becoming a stupid biological bot – without your own thoughts, worldview and biography. Filter out the information trash, drive it away from your brain!