The low information diet

“I never watch the news, and have never bought a newspaper in 5 years.
I check business email for 1 hour each Monday. I never check voicemail when abroad.
What if someone has an emergency? It doesn't happen. My contacts now know I don't respond to emergencies, so the emergencies somehow don't exist or don't come to me. Problems, as a rule, solve themselves or disappear if you remove yourself as an information bottleneck and empower others.

Increased output necessitates decreased input. Most information is time-consuming, negative, and irrelevant to your goals.”

Taken from The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss