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Today…I’m sharing an idea from the book by Tim Ferriss “The 4-Hour Workweek”, it’s a real eye opener!
He preaches that we should “Cultivate Selective Ignorance” so I thought I would give it a go and so far I’ve had great success!
What’s interesting about this “Information Diet” is that you cut out the news, that’s padded with trivia, avoid wasting time browsing the net and avoid opening emails that might be important for no apparent reason!
You’ll save a lot of time that can actually be re-directed, to think and learn about stuff that really matters to you.
You see, it’s all about prioritizing, so you’ll avoid wasting time on low value information and you’ll see that you don’t have to read everything and be OK with it, I’ve got over feeling guilty that I haven’t read every thing in my inbox.
So my recommendation is STOP reading the news for a week or two (like you were on holiday) and see what happens. You’ll end up hearing about big events anyway because people always talk about them and you’ll feel in good spirits because the news can be depressing.
So, how about using that extra hour you’ll save every day to read a book or pick up a new hobby. You too will then experience how “selective ignorance” can be a great thing to cultivate; it will make you smarter and help you achieve more in your day too!