through all the information on my social networking sites or accounts! Yes No
Let's get down to business and interpret our results of the Information Saturation Quiz! Here goes!
# of Yes answers!
0 - 5: You seem to have found a happy medium in your tech life! Your supply and demand ratio is in balance! Stay energized and keep implementing healthy tech boundaries!!
6 - 8: Ouch!! You may be feeling slightly depleted and/or frustrated by the flow of information coming your way! Shore up your tech boundaries by checking out the tips for getting more in balance with your supply and demand ratio! You'll feel less saturated and more invigorated!
9 - 10 : Yikes!! Take a tech break and regroup!! Your supply of information is saturating your being! You need to pay attention to your demand (needs) and get re-energized now! Go directly to 3 Tips for Staying Recharged and begin implementing your tech boundaries!
Take a couple of days and clean out your sites and connections! Just like you would a cluttered closet, toss out the unused, worn out, or irrelevant items! Who cares of you follow 2000 people on Twitter if you never read their tweets? And then, readjust your settings so that the number of notifications on all your sites serve your purposes and lifestyle. You should not be spending more time deleting stuff than reading stuff! Make your connections mean something! Remember - less is more!
This is a tricky one. This means you take time to evaluate what, why, and how often you are posting, tweeting, uploading, etc. your stuff. Remember, your connections are getting tired, frustrated, and overwhelmed by too much information being posted, just like you are! And, they are ignoring it or deleting it - just like you! It really isn't about how much you post or tweet or upload - it's about how meaningful the content is. Save your energy for sharing what is really important to you - and it will be to others as well. Quality trumps quantity!
3. Tip Three: Do an Ego Check!
|~ Ego Check ~|
Okay, I might be treading on thin ice here, but I must share Tip Three! And, as always, I include myself in this advice for staying recharged! As you get ready to post, tweet, share, upload, etc., ask yourself these two questions:
Hmmmm.... take some time and think ~
I realize for most of us the answer is likely a combination of both and there are justifiable and sound reasons for it. I realize also that there are individuals who fall to the extreme of either end of the spectrum - from only serving others to just serving self. What I am suggesting is for you to do an honest Ego Check - and to keep it in balance! The irony behind this tip is that as we turn our focus outward in serving ( benefiting, informing, enhancing, entertaining) others, we are instantly replenished and recharged! And the more our focus is turned inward - the more self-serving we are - the more self-absorbed we become, still feeling depleted and seeking additional renewal and recognition. So as we are striving for that balance, let's remember that we all want to be respected, loved, and affirmed. Let's give others reason to do so.
In closing, during this time of Information Saturation, we will find ourselves staying re-energized and recharged...