Digital storage is a place where we can store a lot of information and then forget that we have it. Once in a while, it’s worth the time to go through your files and delete what’s obsolete. Today, we’re taking a micro-focus on our contact list and/or address book. Your address book may still be a written book, so that counts as something that may need some decluttering. (If you prefer video, scroll to the bottom of this post.)
When was the last time you looked at your contact list?
Go through your contacts and remove the following:
- Old contacts that are no longer relevant. You may have people from your past that you no longer engage with. Let them go. If you keep them in your contacts, than make a point of reaching out.
- People you don’t even remember who they are. Sometimes we add people for a reason or a season (as the old saying goes), then the time that they served a purpose passes, so let them go from your contacts.
- and most importantly, eliminate toxic people. People who give you a bad vibe, or not good for your mental health, that are negative and unsupportive. Eliminate these people so when you scroll through your contacts you aren’t hammered with negativity. The people on your list should be life giving.
End this session by checking in with one or two of those people you kept in your contacts – simply sending a text or calling can really make someone’s day. Taking the time to write a written letter is also an option and one that is appreciated beyond measure to the receiver.
I welcome your ideas, thoughts, and questions in the comments below.
Remember you can share your journey with me and others by using hashtag #MarchMicroMinimizing, and tag me on Facebook or Instagram using handle @suzannegouldenILC.
Here’s me talking about decluttering your contact list!
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