What does digital organization mean to you? It could mean having that all-important file right at your fingertips, having your finances neatly laid out on a handy platform, having family photos exactly where you need them, and a whole host of other practical aspects.
But what does digital organization really mean? What are the broader benefits of getting your digital life on track? Let’s take a look at the bliss of a digitally organized life.
Reduced psychological symptoms of stress and anxiety
Disorganization is stressful. When you can’t find what you are looking for, or when important documents, files, photos, and more go missing, the result can be heightened anxiety and a feeling of being overwhelmed. Digitally organizing your life helps you to sidestep these negative effects.
Reduced physical symptoms too
Stress and anxiety may be psychological, but they can also manifest themselves physically. Stress can result in physical headaches and other painful symptoms as the body releases chemicals in the face of a stressful situation, while anxiety can result in an upset stomach, heart problems, or issues with the urinary tract, among other complaints. Don’t let stress take its toll on your body — digital organization can help you take back control of your health.
A better connection to the past, present, and future
We spend so much time re-appraising the past and obsessing over the future that we lose sight of what’s happening right now, in the present. Organization helps us to slow down and take stock as we get our past photos, archive records, and other files in order. From here, we can create more realistic plans for the future, and, of course, give ourselves time to breathe, to relax, and to appreciate the gift of life in the present tense.