Suddenly, you are months behind without much hope of catching up on your reading and you are feeling guilty over the magazine clutter.
Are you an avid reader or at least a reader with good intentions? You may find that more information is coming in than you have time to read. Try this tip: Take inventory of how much information comes in on a daily basis. How much time do you actually have to devote to reading? If you are receiving too much mail and email, it starts to build up stress. Emails can pile up just as magazines stack up on your coffee table.
How many of the magazines do you actually read before the next issue arrives? I noticed that things were stacking up on tables, counters and even on the hearth of the fireplace at my place. I would have to completely read a magazine every three days in order to maintain the current incoming media stream. I then made a decision as to which was the most important to me and then did not renew some of them.
I made a goal to actually consume the information in the ones I decided to keep. I was keeping some magazines just for a single article or interesting recipe. So, I set up a system. I cut out the article and file it for future reference. I place recipes in a folder in the kitchen and make it a priority to test it out. When a recipe meets the keep test, then I put it in a permanent folder so I can locate it without searching and wasting precious time.
Then, I remove my identification before I take them to the doctor’s or other waiting room to share – (I ask before I leave them). They are glad to get them and others can enjoy. I also share them with friends that are interested in them.
I have also found that they sell well in garage (or tag) sales. I have had many a conversation with someone who is interested in the same publications. The magazines don’t sell for much, but I do have a smile on my face when the new owners are carrying them to their cars and they are able to enjoy them again.
In working on decreasing email, unsubscribe from sites that send out information that you don’t care to read. You should be able to scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the link to get off the list.
There is so much information available today that it just seems to come at us from all directions. I love useful and helpful information on topics that interest me. However, it is a great feeling to sit down and put my feet up for a change without feeling like I have a backlog of reading waiting for me. Try it. See how it feels!
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