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Choosing a lightweight information diet

I find myself quite often in the situation when I go online to read a bit about what's new in the web development world and I discover a new site, get excited by it and start to swipe it from one page to another trying to find the best articles. So, in the end, after 20-30 minutes of browsing, I get a full list of bookmarks instead of reading a full article and understanding a new concept.

And this leads to an ever-growing list of things to do and a general dissatisfied feeling of "too much"

So maybe, we need to go on a diet for our information, as we do with our food. A better quality of information, on a slower pace, and with a more profound level of understanding.

Therefore I have decided to make an experiment. For the next four weeks, I will intentionally limit my information intake only from the following sources.

  1. the classics: CSS Tricks and Smashing Magazine
  2. swixy.io and swizec.com - both super high-quality content and great ideas. Long-time fan!
  3. finish the [Image Optimization book](https://www.smashingmagazine.com/printed-books/image-optimization/
  4. stefanjudis.com and jhey.dev - nicely made sites and great recommendations

That's it! No other information source for the moment.

It's easier to just open a book or a good blog and consume the info from it, instead of always searching for the holy grail of information.

After these four weeks, I will redefine this list and choose what I will add and remove. Better to fully understand a few things instead of zapping from one notion to another.

Will I will miss out on stuff? Sure, but my assumption is that I will be a bit happier. Fewer decisions to make šŸ˜€

Btw, a really interesting book about this subject is Digital Minimalism. Did not read it yet dough, because of too many distractions šŸ™‚