I rely on my grocery list for shopping, how about you? Have you ever made a grocery list?
Whenever I make a “mental list” chances are, I usually end up forgetting something important – and that means an extra trip to the store, buying something you didn’t need, and wasting money and time.
When you make a list, whether on paper or electronically, you can keep your attention on the daily, weekly, and monthly needs to feed your family. Having a grocery list can help you maintain your health, your food, and your family’s cooking and eating habits. I love organizing things so that whenever I go shopping, I don’t get an item I don’t need, so I can optimize the space in my fridge and pantry.
Having a cyber checklist is very similar to making your own grocery list. A cyber checklist can help you keep your information organized, and make it easier to clean up your old accounts and old apps.
You’ll be able to make sure your phones, computers and devices have the right fuel to function, keeping up with updates, cleaning up your Internet history, and more.
Why rely on your memory to keep up with things that can easily be tracked in a checklist? With a checklist, you can remember the most important actions to take and avoid making online purchases for software or services you don’t really need!
Using checklists to protect what matters most in your cyber world is fundamental to your physical and mental health as well. Consider these questions:
Have you ever panicked after clicking a link in a spam email?
Have you ever felt terrified that you accidentally gave out your personal information to a stranger?
Do you ever get the physical or mental sensation that something will go wrong?
Checklists can help you feel relieved because it focuses your attention with daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly actions that will help you become cyber mindful. The more you use cyber checklists, the more connected, the more aware, the more present you are going to be when using your technology.
Moments of mindfulness can help us avoid exhaustion and inefficiency of constantly thinking on a task or activity we need to do next. I also like to use checklists because I get a satisfying feeling of CHECKING off the box when I am done with an activity that makes me feel happy, productive, empowered and accomplished.
Luckily, you don’t have to make your own cyber checklist! We’ve done all the work for you. You can download your own cyber safety checklist to protect what matters most to you HERE.
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