A healthy information diet is as important as a healthy body because the information you take in impacts you mentally, intellectually and even psychologically. Your information diet includes what you watch, listen to and who you associate with. Here are some suggestions on how to improve your information consumption.
Decide what you need to know and learn: This would need you to have clear goals so that you can determine the information that will help you achieve them. Stay informed and knowledgeable.
Keep the information wholesome: Be scrupulous about what you read and what gets your attention. Be picky about what you watch, read, listen to or who you give your time. Be selective about whom you get into your inner circle.
Close the door on chaff and trash: Anything that does not serve you and your goals is ‘’trash’’ even though that information may not be negative in itself. Ensure that you do not take in information haphazardly but are consciously accessing what will be beneficial to your overall mental health and development.
Have an information consumption plan: Decide what you want your information consumption habits to be. Start by monitoring what information you’re feeding yourself and make sure it’s what will build you and keep your thinking fresh and productive. Engage in conscious consumption. Are you watching too much TV? Reading things because you are bored rather than to learn something specific?
Prepare to sift and filter and trade off: Day to day discipline yourself to make the right choices on what to read, watch and who and what you listen to; in short what you’ll allow to get into your mind. Guard against out of habit mindlessly clicking the same links, reading the same magazines etc.
Now take action: Note down the types of information you need henceforth.