A few months ago, toward the end of the summer, I deleted the native news app off my iPhone. It was the only news app I used, and as I no longer had Twitter or Facebook on my phone, either, this decision basically reduced my news consumption to zero.
And you know what?
It’s been awesome.
It wasn’t until I no longer had the news at my fingertips that I realized just how much figurative clutter it created in my life. Even the bits of news that were actual news and not sensational sound bites simply weren’t adding value. I wasn’t a more informed person, just a more distracted person.
If there’s some legitimate breaking news I actually need to know about, I’m sure I’ll catch wind of it.
But until then, I’m enjoying living by the principle that less may actually be more.