Are You Guilty Of Being An "Information Overload" Junkie?

Written by Mary Holzrichter

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"Whatrepparttar hell am I doing?"

Sometimes you get so frustrated, you just want to drown it all out in a flood of tears!

Time Out!

Has your mind become paralyzed? Have you lost all sense of priorities? Have you enteredrepparttar 119085 "cyberland of no return"?

No, I don't think so. There's still hope.

I realize I've painted myself into a corner. I have to leap overrepparttar 119086 wet paint to get out of this predicament. I'm going about this all backwards. I should only be gathering that information which I need for building my website. The rest ofrepparttar 119087 information can wait until I reach that point.

And, YES, I'm an "information overload" junkie.

Here's what I'm going to do.

1. Unsubscribe to any newsletters, no matter how good they are, and facerepparttar 119088 fact that maybe I don't NEED that particular information yet. When I do, I can re-subscribe. Anyway, I hope they'll let me do so!

2. Get rid of all those bookmarks. Only keeprepparttar 119089 ones I recognize and use.

3. Clean out my email. If I haven't read it after six months I'm never going to.

4. Read only those eBooks I've downloaded that are relevant torepparttar 119090 actual building of a website. The other ones can just set there and wait. Deleterepparttar 119091 ones I'll never use.

5. Actually, start physically building my website. Concentrate ONLY on building my website. Stop just thinking about it, and DO it! I can always change it as I go along. No one says it has to berepparttar 119092 greatest thing since sliced bread!

6. I MUST get organized. My computer room looks like a tornado went through it. When someone comments, "How do you FIND anything?" my reply is, "As long as no one touches anything, I know exactly where everything is". And I "usually" do. But since I'm going to "clean house", I think I'll giverepparttar 119093 organization bit a try. Who knows, maybe I'll like it. I'll keeprepparttar 119094 printed material that is relevant to my needs, punch holes in it, and put it in binders. The rest goes inrepparttar 119095 car trunk torepparttar 119096 recycling center.

7. I'll even make a schedule for myself such as an alloted time to readrepparttar 119097 ezines I'll continue to subscribe to. An amount of time to work on my website. An amount of time to place ads. An amount of time to read email and respond. Oh, and only certain times to hit that "get new messages" button.

Hopefully, once I've "cleaned house", I can get rolling "forward" instead of "backwards" with a cleared-out mind.

No more "information overload" for me. I've recovered!

Mary Holzrichter The Newbie Club The Most Respected PC And Internet Learning Site On The Web!

How to Get Loads of Free Stuff

Written by Nicole Seekely

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Also, some stores have a policy that I love: "Ifrepparttar item rings up atrepparttar 119084 wrong price, you get that item for FREE!" I always check repparttar 119085 prices asrepparttar 119086 cashier is scanning my items. Nothing's better than a free bag of M&M's (or any other item)!

INTERNET Anywhere you go onrepparttar 119087 internet, you're bound to find a free service. There are millions of free e-mail addresses out there waiting for you to sign up. Here arerepparttar 119088 most popular ones: * * *

In addition, you can get tons of cool information, recipes, tips, and so forth sent to your e-mail box for free! Here are some newsletters I would recommend: *Daily News, Weather.. - *Humor, Beauty Tips.. - *Cool Websites.. - PRODUCT SAMPLES (the real freebies!) This category is my favorite. Several companies like to offer free product samples to get you interested in what they're selling. This means they'll send you something 100% free! No shipping/handling charges, no work required! They can do this because they get advertisers to pay them, andrepparttar 119089 company also hopes you will comeback and buy their product. There are sites onrepparttar 119090 internet that list freebie offers. These are my picks: *The Panda Pages - *Daily Freebies - *Totally Freebies -

The key is to always keep your eyes open! The list could go on and on, but I thought I'd give yourepparttar 119091 gist. Enjoy your freebie hunt!

Nicole Seekely is the publisher of The Panda Pages weekly e-zine. You can contact her at Also, visit her website at for freebies, cool sites, and more. To subscribe to her e-zine send an e-mail to

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