At the moment, the most important task you can accomplish is keeping you and your loved ones safe, happy, and relaxed. However, as your mind settles and you find a good routine, you’ll probably be looking for other activities you can do to feel productive and to keep yourself occupied.
One of the tasks it’s easiest to do from the comfort of your home is to upgrade your online presence. Almost all our lives can now take place in online spaces, and it can be very important for your mental wellbeing to feel on top of your internet presence, just like you take care of your physical appearance through stylish fashion choices. Here are some simple steps to help you get started.
A social media purge
How many friends do you have on Facebook that you haven’t actually spoken to in years? How many accounts do you follow on Twitter but always skip past them in your timeline? Do you have any idea what embarrassing photos still exist from the days of your teenage mistakes? It can be very therapeutic to go through your social media and cut out the parts that you no longer want to publicly display. This is an activity you can undertake while listening to a podcast or your favorite album, so sit back, relax, and get deleting.
A website or two
The best way to have a cohesive online presence is by having a great personal website. Here, you can link to your social profiles, give information on your work, link or write articles about things that interest you, share pictures, and generally present yourself to the world. It can be really simple to design a great website – just remember to keep everything in one color scheme and don’t go wild on the fonts. Of course, if you run a business, or have several different enterprises, you may want several different websites. In this case, now is the perfect time to research cheap windows vps services as opposed to traditional shared-server hosting for your websites. This will dedicate a server to your websites and help you stay on top of it all.
Passwords, memberships, and mail
When browsing the internet, it can feel like you’re forced to sign up to various accounts and mailing lists every five seconds. In no time at all, this can get out of control; you have multiple passwords shared between multiple accounts, some you have almost never used. You get huge numbers of emails every day, many of which aren’t filtered into your trash folder. You receive long ‘newsletters’ from random companies you’ve never even heard of before. This is not only bad for your security, but can be very frustrating and time-consuming. Now is a great time to go through and get rid of some of these accounts. Unsubscribe from emails, and if they keep coming don’t be afraid to contact the company and complain – it may seem extreme, but if it gets you off the spam mailing lists, it will be worth it.